I just read an interview with Dustin Pedroia about his teammate, David Ortiz. Of course, everyone’s wondering and talking and speculating about what kind of future Ortiz has with the sort of painful shows he’s been making lately. Here’s a bit of what Pedroia said: “David’s fine. He’s one of our teammates. It could have been me…It happens to everybody…Relax. I’m tired of looking at the NESN poll… David’s fine. We believe in him… He’s going to come out of it…Papi’s fine.” How great to play with a team that believes in you and has your back and encourages you. Wouldn’t it be great if we all could play on such a team? Wouldn’t it be great if the church were a team like that, where we had each others' backs and looked for the best in each other?