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Jonel Jorgensen, the daughter of Spider Jorgensen, sent an email following the column two weeks ago about the movie “42.”
“I learned about the movie ‘42’ when Jamie Ruehling (who played Jorgensen) got in touch with me through Facebook,” Jonel Jorgensen said. “By the time I got in contact with him, the shooting was done, but he was still so excited to hear more about my dad. He told me that he had two talking scenes, which I really looked forward to seeing. But neither made the movie.”
That might have turned out for the best. A West Coast guy with a Southern accent doesn’t seem right.
Another email came from Chris Mann about Dustin Pedroia, the subject of last week’s column.
“The guy gets to the park six hours before the game to work on his game,” Mann wrote. “He lives right down the street from Fenway and has his own set of keys to get in the park since he gets there so early. Every team or business should be lucky enough to have a ‘Pedey.’
“Also, his eight-year, $110 million contract is a huge discount compared to what his real market value is, but he does not play the game for money, even though $110 million is not chump change. Wish pro sports, in general, had many more ‘Pedeys.’ ”
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