Consider this: Every time that Erik and I have posed with the Dustin Pedroia height chart at Fenway Park, he has gone on the disabled list. Mere minutes after this photograph was taken, the Sox second baseman pulled his hamstring.
Granted, this has only happened once, but I wonder if we might be bad karma for the 2015 last-place Red Sox?
I say this despite once having the following riveting conversation with Pedroia in a hotel lobby:
Me: “Hey, good game tonight!”
Pedroia: (Making direct eye contact) “Thanks.”
That historic moment was documented on CNN if you’d like to learn more.