Dustin Pedroia, voted by fans as the starting second baseman for the American League will miss this year's All-Star Game in St. Louis to attend to his pregnant and hospitalized wife, Pedroia said in a statement released by the Red Sox.(MLB.com)
I hope when it came down to it, I actually hope I influenced him. I'm not taking credit, but I hope I did. Yesterday, I said, "Pedey, look. What's the worst-case scenario if you don't go to the All-Star Game?" He said, "Well, I'm mad." I said, "What's the worst-case scenario if you go and Kelli is not ..." And he said, "I can't go."Carlos Pena replaces FY on the AL team.