Dustin Pedroia's Hometown Hates Him
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Dustin Pedroia's Old Neighbors Do Not Appreciate Hearing That Their Town Sucks

4/11/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect



Dustin Pedroia hasn't exactly said glowing things about his hometown of Woodland, California. It may or may not be justified, after the backlash following his brother's arrest for child molestation. Dustin had nothing to do with it, but obviously the familial ties make it a difficult situation for everyone.

In an interview with Boston Magazine, Pedroia ripped the entire town, and made some pretty harsh comments about it:

"It's a dump. You can quote me on that. I don't give a s***. Everyone wants to get out of there. You don't want to stay in Woodland. What do you want to stay in Woodland for? The place sucks. The newspaper there, I don't really get along with. I come from your town. You should embrace me. I play for the Boston Red Sox. You haven't had a lot of major-leaguers come out of your city."

Now, a man has actually been arrested for making threats against the family. A local politician wrote in his blog that it has finally gone way too far, and the town needs to start behaving like a family, instead of a psychotic jilted lover. Matt Rexroad is the Yolo County Supervisor, and he doesn't approve of all of the Pedroia hate. From his blog:

"Let's stop acting like idiots and end this crazy chapter in Woodland history. I ask everyone to stop bad mouthing Dustin Pedroia and any member of his family.   Take down the Facebook pages, take down the banners, and just focus on doing something positive  for the community.

Woodland needs to start acting more like the family we are supposed to be.  Right now the crazy uncle is the only one getting the attention.
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While it's a bit humorous, it's still sad that the town of Woodland and a player like Pedroia can't get this worked out. It seems like everyone wants to move up in the world and get out of their current situation. It happens in big cities, resort towns, and small towns in northern California.

Let's hope Dustin and Woodland can get things patched up at some point. Or, at the very least, come up with some more great signs.


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5/18/09   |   rjoelmc

Woodlands former city names were By Hell and Yolo City. I've been there. By Hell is a good name for the place.
Maybe it was called By Hell because of its proximity to Sacramento!  If you like commercial trucks, you can visit the Hays Antique Truck Museum. Dustin was right, it sucks!!! I've been there. They were having a chili cookoff. The chili sucked!

5/18/09   |   Brendanc8504

MichealTunstall17 wrote:
ok... well lets get one thing straight... if youve just passed through Woodland and your talkin S*** then why dnt you get outta your car and tell someone that its a S***hole, i garrenty that person will F*** you up. thats how we do in the City Of Trees. so why dnt you Bastards go burn in hell with Padroia and your little fairys that you rode in on...Yours Truely: (Woodland Resident) : )

btw......what does garrenty mean?

It may be possible that you and your buddies could beat people up in the street, but its clear you wont be winning any spelling contests.

5/18/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

MichealTunstall17 wrote:
well, why dnt u stop by and we will throw you a proper greeting... then well talk over crumpits...hahaa!

I would love to, but to be quite honest, there's no reason whatsoever why I would want to do that. No one has ever given my a positive impression about Woodland, California. And you are the first person from there whom I have ever interacted with, and you pretty much sealed the deal. I will never step foot in Woodland, nor will I ever want to.

5/18/09   |   Brendanc8504

Pat wrote:
And... THAT's why Pedroia hates your town. It's all clear to me now.

wow, exactly what i was thinkin

5/18/09   |   MichealTunstall17

well, why dnt u stop by and we will throw you a proper greeting... then well talk over crumpits...hahaa!

5/18/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

MichealTunstall17 wrote:
ok... well lets get one thing straight... if youve just passed through Woodland and your talkin S*** then why dnt you get outta your car and tell someone that its a S***hole, i garrenty that person will F*** you up. thats how we do in the City Of Trees. so why dnt you Bastards go burn in hell with Padroia and your little fairys that you rode in on...Yours Truely: (Woodland Resident) : )

And... THAT's why Pedroia hates your town. It's all clear to me now.

5/18/09   |   MichealTunstall17

ok... well lets get one thing straight... if youve just passed through Woodland and your talkin S*** then why dnt you get outta your car and tell someone that its a S***hole, i garrenty that person will F*** you up. thats how we do in the City Of Trees. so why dnt you Bastards go burn in hell with Padroia and your little fairys that you rode in on...Yours Truely: (Woodland Resident) : )

4/12/09   |   kelski1974

I guess hes going to be permanently on the east coast now

4/11/09   |   samoiswim

He just blew all of his chances away, that sucks for him

4/11/09   |   Dale225

Pedroia just blew his chances on getting the "Key to the City".

4/11/09   |   snbslugger

Clearly Pedroia hasn't been in Lawrence, Mass at 3 in the morning.

4/11/09   |   Brendanc8504

Debi_L wrote:
Yes, he is a great player.  Yes, he plays for the Red Sox.  No, he has no humility.  Yes, he has a huge ego.  Hmmmmmmm maybe, just maybe, he doesn't NEED anyone heaping more accolades on him, home town or not.

pedroia is like what would happen if McDonalds accidentally made a 5 star meal

4/11/09   |   Debi_L   |   11853 respect

Yes, he is a great player.  Yes, he plays for the Red Sox.  No, he has no humility.  Yes, he has a huge ego.  Hmmmmmmm maybe, just maybe, he doesn't NEED anyone heaping more accolades on him, home town or not.

4/11/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Speaking as someone who used to pass through Woodland on the way to Cache Creek Casino with my buddy who went to UC Davis, I can vouch for the fact that everything Pedroia says about that town is true. It's an absolute s***hole.

4/11/09   |   HULL_17   |   2495 respect

i've got to say that those are some pretty bold statements from Pedroia

4/11/09   |   Brendanc8504

wrote:
Very confident people those Woodlandians.

"maybe, you suck!" Maybe? I guess they are not sure if he sucks or they are the suckiest sucks that ever sucked. .

and I love how the County Supervisor refers to Dustin as the crazy uncle.......what does that make you sir? Village idiot?

We should be careful what we say though wordsmith, if that town ever gets electricity and they come on and see this, they might tell us that maybe we possibly suck maybe also

4/11/09   |   Brendanc8504

That place does suck

4/11/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 Dustin Pedroia nice showing off your dark side!