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Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Garrett Richards, Alex Rodriguez

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The Laser Show might have ended, but Dustin Pedroia will live on in people’s memories for a long time. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

As the saying goes, fortune favors the bold, or in this case, the Red Sox. (Neil Greenberg; Washington Post)

However, that’s not true for everyone on the roster, as Garrett Richards’ season has gone from not great to outright bad pretty quickly. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Alex Reimer of WEEI isn’t interested in excuses from Richards. (Alex Reimer; WEEI/Audacy)

That seems to be a recurring theme across the Red Sox media world, but the simple fact is in the new no-sticky-stuff environment for pitchers, Richards can’t rely on what worked in the past. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, Richards is calling his current predicament a “transition period.” (Ian Browne; MLB.com)

Alex Rodriguez became one of the most hated players among Red Sox fans when he started playing for the Yankees, but Rodriguez was originally supposed to go to Boston and what’s more, he really wanted things to work out that way. (Tim Kelly; WEEI/Audacy)