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    Saturday
    May232009

    The Dusty Rose

    So I've been thinking, "that Dustin Pedroia. Where have I seen him before?" Oh sure, he's the starting shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, and he won Rookie-of-the-Year and MVP last season and all, but every time I look at him I can't help but think, "no, it's something else." It's the kind of thing that keeps you awake at night, like the name of that kid who still owes you $20 from the Junior Prom twenty years ago. Then one day I'm watching a re-run of Jumanji and suddenly there he is! It's Peter Shepard, a.k.a. Dustin Pedroia at age 10! Pedroia was born in '83 and the film was released in '95 so the timing is right. Doesn't look like his beard has grown much in 14 years but it's got to be him.

    Of course we know from the movie that the scruff on his face only grows after he tries to cheat, so you have to wonder what the Dusty Rose has been up to lately. Some Marty Barrett-style hidden-baseball tricks? Maybe a little hank-panky with Erin Esurance? Or perhaps a little nip of some Manny Man Juice from time to time? Hmmm. I'm not one to speculate.  At least I can finally get to sleep, finally knowing the answer I've been seeking. That is, as long as a herd of crazed elephants don't stampede through my bedroom tonight...