Dustin Pedroia has given an interview to end the August swoon with an explanation of the bad season by all.
To say it is revisionist history, or spin, may be a stumbling attempt to take Dustin off the proverbial hook. Dustin offers that he left the barn door open that let the horses run off because he wanted to let the cows come home and feel welcome.
Pedroia had a few regrets, like a Frank Sinatra song, but it's about as close to an apology that he can allow. He regretted hammering the manager in the first month, and he regretted not attending Johnny Pesky's funeral.
He stammered and stuttered over the infamous mutiny meeting. He never denied that he led the rebellion. After all, three others took the fall for that one.
Pedroia told the media that he wants to be a Red Sox player for the rest of his career. It may be the most honest declaration and hope he gave fans. He has put the castle chess move on the Sox ownership.
Whether this interview was too little too late or too much too soon, we can only wait for the off-season to tell.
As the boil and bubble dies down, the cauldron of Red Sox fan anger will likely let Pedroia off the hook. He has learned a hard lesson. Changes in his public personality may be career lasting after this season.
If he genuflects at the hand of John Henry and kisses the rings of Larry Lucchino, he may again take the role of chief lap dog of the Boston Red Sox.