August 01, 2011
The two exchanged on-field pleasantries but then ran into the typical first-day awkwardness.
"So, uh, Cincinnati's nice."
"Yeah, yeah it is. (pause) Red Sox are big here, right?"
"Pedroia, man. Big time."
"Cool. (pause) Cool. (longer pause) You follow me on Twitter?"
Next, the new teammates bond over a shared joke about Bill Belichick's visor.
More chatter ...
... a slightly bawdy story ...
... and with some laughter and a few stolen glances it's like they've been teammates for years.
"No, thank you for the great pass, Tom."
Nothing can come between the new best friends!
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