>On Baseball Tonight last week, Boston Red Sox second baseman, and 2008 AL MVP, Dustin Pedroia admitted a fear of flying.  Apparently he is trying to get over that fear by remembering the wisdom Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, “If he dies, he dies.”

When asked to comment on Pedroia’s fear of flying, David Ortiz said, “I’m really glad he finally owned up to it.  Whenever the plane is about to take off, we have to remind Dusty to wear his Depends and stop screaming like a 4 year old girl.”

In response to Ortiz, Pedroia quipped, “Who here has won an MVP award?  That’s right, me.  Stick it, Papi.”