It worked out for everyone, but years later, you wonder why Theo Epstein chose Terry Francona over Joe Maddon to manage the Red Sox before the 2004 season.Nick: Theo ain't Thomas Pynchon. He answers his phone. You might even see him walking around Fenway Park. You've had more than 6.5 years* to get an answer to your question. What are you waiting for?
* In the fall of 2003, Jon Lester was still a teenager, looking forward to moving up out of A ball. David Ortiz had been a regular in the Boston lineup for four months. It was awhile ago.
Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-3 as Pawtucket's DH on Sunday -- 463DP, F9, F7 -- and says he's ready to rejoin the Red Sox lineup.
I hated [being the DH]. It's not fun. You sit around. ... We don't have time for [more AAA games]. We're in the middle of a pennant race. I've got to try to get back in there.Pedroia last played for the Sox on June 25, a little more than seven weeks ago.