Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia quickly came to his teammate's defense when reporters asked him before the Patriots Day game about Bobby Valentine's comment about Kevin Youkilis the night before.
"I really don't know what Bobby is trying to do. That's not the way we go about our stuff here. He'll figure that out. … Maybe that works in Japan," Pedroia said, referring to Valentine's long stint as a manager in Japan.
Pedroia's comment was dissected every which way possible, and he later said he regretted saying it the way he did, but was caught off-guard at the time.