Dustin Pedroia officially announced his retirement from baseball on Monday. This was, of course, inevtiable as he hasn’t really been able to play for a few years now. But even with that being true, the announcement garnered a lot of attention from all corners of the internet. Pedroia was one of the best players of his generation, a three-time champ, an MVP winner and a Rookie of the Year. He was admired for his play on the field and beloved for his quotes off of it. Let’s take a brief minute to look at his career as told through the Twitter sphere, and of course we would love for you to share your favorite clips or moments from his career in the comments as well.
From the beginning
Dustin Pedroia at #RedSox Development Camp on January 27, 2005— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) July 9, 2019
"That's why I play baseball is just to win. You know I don't play for any other reason it's to win with my teammates and have the greatest time out there and winning" #WBZ pic.twitter.com/eQs9FJr96j
To the many, many hits
The the calls by Don Orsillo
LA LUNA! TO THE MOON! pic.twitter.com/V8PVmOp6Rh— Bat Flips and Nerds (@batflips_nerds) February 1, 2021
And to all the fans who knew he was at second base
From the minor leagues
To an MLB fixture
Red Sox Opening Day starters at 2nd base in the 11 seasons from 2007-2017:— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) February 1, 2021
And in the 11 seasons prior (1996-2006):
Mark Bellhorn (2)
Good luck, Dustin.
Time to retire #15?