Scene: The clubhouse at the player development complex.
Pedroia sees rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias across the aisle.
"Hey rookie," he says. "You're supposed to wear a jersey out there. I don't know how it is in Cuba with Fidel, but I'm running this joint."
"I'm serious," Pedroia said with a straight face before cracking up.
Its going to be a good summer.