"''I never thought I was going to walk a goddamn jockey,'' Guillen said of the 5-7 Pedroia, a player he actually admires. ''Walking a guy who just came from being on top of Big Brown. Right now, he's on a roll. This guy right now is on fire. No matter what you throw up there, he's going to get it. I can't believe you can change professions in one year, go from the Kentucky Derby to the Boston Red Sox ballpark.''Guillen, who inexplicably drew a blank on "Fenway" Park, has good reason to be impressed. Pedoria has gone 8-for-8 in the first two games of the season and his hitting .327 on the year. He's also blasted 15 home runs and driven in 68 runs while playing a middle infield position. But does all of this add up to an MVP season?
Pedroia, for one, doesn't seem to care.
""I don't care [about the MVP]," Pedroia said. "That's great for the fans to think that, but I just try to come out and play hard every day. Hopefully we can win. That's all I care about."