“Before they were BoSox” gives fans a glimpse at the lives of players before they came to Boston to become members of the Red Sox.
Boston Red Sox players are cast in a spotlight that reveals their lives as an open book. Fans want to know everything there is to know about their favorite players, so they follow their careers with a passion that borders on obsession.
As fans, we can rattle off a player’s statistics, list every significant award they’ve earned and fondly recall their greatest moments on the field. We know everything these players have accomplished in a Red Sox uniform, but what about before they came to Boston?
“Before they were BoSox” aims to provide fans with insight into where these players came from by exploring their baseball lives before they joined the Red Sox organization.
We start with second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who was selected by the Red Sox with the 65th overall pick in the 2004 draft. Pedroia made his major league debut two years later and has gone on to pile up All-Star appearances, two World Series rings and an MVP.
Fans are familiar with what the veteran second baseman’s career in the big leagues, but what did he accomplish before then?