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Sam Galanis
Contributing Writer

How early is too early to start talking about the World Series for the Red Sox? Most fans would probably say the ALCS. But Dustin Pedroia thinks that now is a good time.

Before Tuesday’s All-Star game, Pedroia stressed to ESPN how important an American League win would be to the Sox in the event that they make it to the World Series.

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

“Just look at our team,” Pedroia said. “If we’re in the World Series [and the American League loses Tuesday], we play another game in the National League park. We lose our best hitter. We lose David Ortiz for that day — or he has to play first base, which he hasn’t done all year. The game means a lot.”

Of course, the American League did get the win, meaning that the Sox wouldn’t have to worry about Papi if they go all the way.

But Pedey might need to worry about some superstitious fans blaming him if they don’t make it. The Sox certainly look like a World Series team right now, but as every Sox fan is taught from a young age, there’s always enough time for everything to go awry.

It’s nice to know that Pedroia is confident and believes in the team, but I personally won’t be making any affirmative statements until the World Series actually happens. Because old habits die hard.




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Sam Galanis 7/17/2013 10:00:00 PM Edit
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