United States second baseman Dustin Pedroia, left, throws out Philadelphia Phillies Mike Cervenak, right, after Phillies' Jason Ellison hit into an eighth-inning double play in the Phillies' 9-6 loss in their exhibition spring baseball game in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, March 5, 2009.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Although it appears only temporary, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has joined the blogging ranks as Rob Bradford of WEEI.com has snapped up the AL MVP. Pedroia will be posting throughout the WBC and checked in with his first entry last night.

Here’s a quick sampling:

There were other memorable moments from Sunday night, such a group of fans in center field who were yelling the whole game. At the end they started chanting Derek Jeter’s name, like they do at Yankee Stadium, which gets an acknowledgement from Derek with a wave of the glove. If you’re a Yankee you’re used to it. But then they start chanting my name. I didn’t know what to do. I just turned around a little bit and smiled. I was like, ‘Damn, dudes. It’s late.’ Evidently it was enough because they moved on to the next players.

I do wonder if Pedroia will use the blog to trash talk at all since we all know his reputation.

Dustin Pedroia, Blog Entry No. 1 [Full Count]