Dustin Pedroia doesn't want to go on the disabled list. Of course he doesn't. But why would the Red Sox go through this? Why not have him sit out a couple of weeks, give his hand some rest, and go from there?
"I think it's the nature of the player you're talking about," said Dan Shaughnessy on Sports Tonight. "You know this guy. He wants to be out there. Remember taking his batting practice on his knees two years ago?
"This is the nature of the guy. He thinks he can do things. He can throw with that little brace there. You can't hold him back. This guy was an MVP of the American League. You're going to tell him what to do."