"You know, during the offseason I talk to Pedey pretty much every day,'' Ortiz said. "I kind of miss him. Like, when you’re not listening to him talking all that (expletive), you kind of get used to it for nine months, so for three months it’s kind of weird.
"I'm always texting him, calling him. He always has something to say. It's great to have Pedey around, hear what he has to say. He always gets me in the mood, man. That’s what I can tell you. He always gets me going, one way or the other.''