Our sources within the Sox' clubhouse have emailed us indicating that Dustin Pedroia, in a rant after today's heartbreaking split-squad loss to some other team's compendium of soon-to-be AAAers, followed up Jonathan Papelbon's interview by calling Manny Ramirez "not only a cancer, but also a clubhouse Argyriatic". In a rambling tirade, Pedroia also rattled off several of the world's oddest diseases, calling Kevin Youkilis a "dugout walking corpse", and Hideki Okajima a "bullpen jumping frenchman". Our source couldn't tell if Pedroia was serious or just venting following his fourth atomic wedgie from David Ortiz in the last three days.
In a follow-up Q&A session, Pedroia was unable to explain how Manny's blueish-tinted skin affected his on-field performance, though. We'll chalk this one up to pre-season stir-craziness.