Pedroia won't be stopped

Red Sox' All-Star 2B tackles fear of flying with his trademark grit and humor

Updated: May 4, 2011, 7:22 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It goes beyond being named rookie of the year in his first season, winning an MVP award his second, and being chosen an All-Star in each of the last three. In just his fifth season with the Red Sox, the little man, Dustin Pedroia, is generally revered here as someone who has outgrown the normal limits of human experience.

A single inning from Monday night's win over the Angels reinforces the image. In the top of the fifth, Pedroia was breaking toward the middle to field Bobby ...

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