Last night Dustin Pedroia stepped up to the plate five times with a broken finger.

That he picked up two hits, including a double that served to score the first run of the game and ultimately resulted in their second as well has masked the fact that this was probably a very bad idea.

Don't get me wrong, I love Dustin Pedroia's enthusiasm. I love that he wants to play every game. I maybe wish we didn't have the subplot of J.J. Hardy convincing him to play via the almighty text, but whatever the motivation and no matter how much the decision might seem foolish, it's an incredibly endearing one in the eyes of a fan.