(posted by OMDQ)

Someone alert Fire Joe Morgan: as of Friday evening, AP writer Jimmy Golen has added another player to Eckstein’s Army (that would be a great name for a blog), a covert organization comprised solely of small, gritty baseball players that will one day take over the world.

Barry Bonds is 742 homers ahead of Dustin Pedroia on the all-time list, but the diminutive Red Sox rookie can make a claim that the
would-be home run king can’t: He’s homered at Fenway Park.

No mention was made of his abnormally large heart or overwhelming grittiness.

To recap: so far this season, Pedroia has taken on Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds, and emerged as the clear victor both times. Clearly this is heading toward a penultimate, winner-take-all matchup against Joe Morgan that will not only determine who exactly is the greatest compact second baseman of all time, but will also cause the earth to stop spinning on its axis.

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