Nick Punto Recalls Albert Pujols Home Run As Inception of ‘Shredder’ Nickname (Video)

As Cody Ross rounded third base after his walk-off home run on Thursday night, the Red Sox were there to greet with him hugs and cheers. But Nick Punto took on his alter ego during the celebration and was intent on making the moment one to remember.

Punto, who has been nicknamed "The Shredder" for his role in past walk-off wins, has made quite an impact on his teammate, enough so to get a special reference in Ross' postgame address.

The Red Sox utility infielder recalls the first time he ever heard the nickname and how the label even originated during his days in St. Louis.

Check out the video above for more on "The Shredder" from NESN's Jenny Dell.

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