David Ortiz Pays Tribute To Dustin Pedroia With Thoughtful Instagram

'Memories are forever'

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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

Pedroia retired as arguably the best second baseman in Red Sox history, as well as a borderline Hall of Famer. His Boston career featured no shortage of iconic moments.

Perhaps most important, Pedroia earned the respect of everyone he played with and against.

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