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August 20, 2007

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anne

I'm not a fan of Petey either (as a nickname, not a player) - I prefer to call him Munchkin. I'm trying to get it to catch on. :)

mouse

I'll always associate Petey with Pedro as well. I call Pedroia the oh-so original "shorty" most of the time. Or Dusty, because he loves to get that uniform dirty.

Cash did a really good job behind the plate after the first inning. It can't be easy to catch Wakefield, especially with the way his knuckler was dancing tonight. Cash even drew a walk against THE KAZMIR, which was a miracle in itself. Yeah, he can stay, at least for now.

Wakefield can stay too, for that matter. I just love watching him when he's on, which he apparently always is at the Trop.

Jen

For me Dustin Pedroia is Pedro, because that's what he was called at ASU when I first heard of him (also when I first saw him, but I'd be lying if I said I had any specific memories of that game). This works fine since, as you note, Pedro Martinez is Petey.

Pedro Martinez = Petey
Dustin Pedroia = Pedro

It's really pretty simple.

And I am not so broken up about the thought of the end of the Mirabelli era, either, I confess.

Texas Gal

I call him "Dusty P" - and my friend Kat calls him the even simpler "Lil' DP".

I'm still partial to Dusty, though- because he's just so cute, he looks like a Dusty.

beth

my fiancee has taken to calling him "dustin" with a heavy french-type accent, so it actually sounds like doo-stehn. that's the most workable one i've found so far. he is very hard to nickname.

Jai

For me, it's "Petey" if I'm not thinking (but I agree - that's Pedro Martinez), "Dusty" when I am thinking and if he does something really great - it's "Scrappy-Doo!".
Mostly because I love that he looks like a little kid compared to everyone else, and that he's just so gosh-darn awe-shucks happy to be here and tries to hard to be constantly contributing.
Nothing but warm and fuzzy feelings for Scrappy-Doo!

Texas Gal

OK- Scrappy Doo? That's a great nickname.

beth

sometimes i wonder how dustin himself would feel about the diminuitive nicknames. it's not like he doesn't know he's little, and it's not like physical attributes / stature don't get turned into nicknames all the time, i.e. "big papi". but i also get the sense that being short *has* been a real obstacle for him (in terms of other people's perceptions), and there is a LOT to appreciate about him as a player other than "how well he plays despite his size". like, there are some other guys who would be a novelty just for that, but i feel like dustin's ability is greater. i don't even know if i'm making sense, and i've actually started writing about this like six times now in comments and posts and always erased it b/c i'm afraid it makes me look like a party-pooping PC douchebag (which is really, REALLY not how i mean it), and obvi dustin pedroia / any red sox player doesn't give a fuck about our nicknames for him out here in fan-land. but there ya have it.

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