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What is Boston's Dustin Pedroia doing?

Updated: July 1, 2010, 11:02 PM ET
By Jim Caple

Boston's Dustin Pedroia took the field in a cast and on crutches Wednesday, then took grounders on his knees. According to ESPNBoston.com, Pedroia told pitcher John Lackey that he was "polishing the machine.''

Does this seem like a bad idea to anyone else? What good could possibly come of taking grounders on your knees with a broken foot? Like he's ever going to position himself that way before a pitch? What if a bad hop hits him in the face? What if he inadvertently leans ...

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