The San Francisco Chronicle has a great article on Dustin Pedroia's relationship with his hometown of Woodland, California. The A.L. MVP has been ducking the mayor who wants him to be grand marshal of the holiday parade but the town has found a way to honor him anyway by naming the new little league complex after him. It seems Red Sox Nation has descended on the small town:
"Man, they're all showing up down at the shop going, 'Hey, I was from Boston,' or, 'My son is living in Boston,' " he said. "My God, I didn't know there were this many people in the world who had an association with Boston. It's crazy."