It’s clear that David Ortiz thinks the world of Dustin Pedroia.
The Boston Red Sox legend offered a lengthy, colorful statement on Pedroia, who announced his retirement Monday morning. Ortiz followed up those remarks with a touching Instagram post honoring his longtime Red Sox teammate.
Take a look:
Happy, Thankful, Grateful and proud to had been your teammate for so many years, memories are for ever. Thank you Dustin aka peewee love you and enjoy your retirement. @redsox #dustinpedroia
Perhaps most important, Pedroia earned the respect of everyone he played with and against.