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Francona calls comments 'troubling'

Updated: April 10, 2010, 2:46 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While a clearly irked Red Sox manager Terry Francona tempered his reaction to umpire Joe West's criticism of how slowly the Red Sox and Yankees played in their series this week, calling it "troubling," Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was less restrained.

"To call the Yankees and Red Sox, two of the best teams in baseball, 'pathetic' and 'embarrassing,' that's just ridiculous,'' Pedroia said while sitting in the dugout before Friday night's game against the Royals.

"If ...

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