Watch Dustin Pedroia Deliver Message To Red Sox Fans On Opening Day

'2021 is going to be a great season'


Apr 2, 2021

Before Boston kicked off its 2021 season, Red Sox players and fans heard from an old friend.

Dustin Pedroia and his three sons — Dylan, Cole and Brooks — concluded the Opening Day pregame ceremonies at Fenway Park on Friday afternoon. Prior to the Pedroias delivering a “Play ball!” the recently retired Red Sox second baseman shouted out the Fenway Faithful.

“Hey, Red Sox fans. Welcome back to Fenway Park,” Pedroia said. “I wish I was there with you and soon enough I will be. 2021 is going to be a great season and our guys are ready to kick it off.”

Pedroia has stayed connected to the Red Sox since deciding to call it a career in early February. The four-time All-Star a few weeks after his retirement announcement virtually addressed the ’21 Sox as they got the ball rolling on spring training.

At some point, Pedroia will be honored before a packed Fenway Park and it surely will yield one of the louder ovations the stadium has heard in recent memory.

Thumbnail photo via Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Images
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