When NESN cut to commercial at the end of the sixth inning during last night’s game, the camera’s kept rolling. And it’s when the game resumed that we saw the footage of Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine going out immediately after the third out of the inning was made to break the news to Dustin Pedroia that his wife was in labor. Pedey ran to the dugout and left the game to go be with his family as they welcomed their newest addition and second son to the world.
Pedroia will not be in the lineup on Thursday as he will be with his family during this joyous occassion. Ivan De Jesus, one of the players who came over from the LA Dodgers as part of the Adrian Gonzalez trade will occupy second base tonight in Pedroia’s absence.
It is not known how soon Pedey will rejoin the club or if he’ll depart with them for the upcoming road trip that sees the team head to Toronto this weekend and then on to sunny Tampa Bay for a four game set that opens up on Monday.
Congratulations to the Pedroia’s.