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Dustin Pedroia Quotes, Spring Training Edition

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Guess who's back with the Red Sox today? It's everyone's favorite second baseman/MVP/trash talker, Dustin Pedroia! And he's making up for lost time with the press.

It all started when Terry Francona remarked on Dustin Pedroia's new hair:

"Where's Giovanni Ribisi?"

(per Jon Tomase)

Dustin Pedroia wasn't going to take that, though. Gordon Edes brings us the ensuing Laser Show via Twitter:

"[Tito] was pouring water on himself to pretend he was working out, like he was sweating. I might kick his *** before we start"

"Doesn't matter. Jokes are cool when I'm 20 and im losing my hair, but im a grown-*** man now . I think it looks solid.''

Asked if he needed to see doctors, maybe another MRI: Pedroia joked: "They can come and see me, how about that? I think I've had 50 of em.''

Pedroia said he worked out with Crawford 3, 4 yrs in Arizona. "Whupped" him in Ping Pong, "talked trash."

As entertaining as it is to have Pedroia back and talking, though, it's far better to have him back and healthy. Pedroia was taking swings in the batting cage today, and says he's done everything he needs to:

"I've taken ground balls, turned double plays, run bases. I've done everything. I'm ready to go."

That's great to hear. But he might want to do something about this.