Early last season Dustin Pedroia ran into trouble with some residents of his hometown after an interview with Boston Magazine. The events got so out of control that his family received death threats. Pedroia didn’t let it bother him and he continues to give back to Woodland. On January 30th he will be hosting a fundraiser for the restoration of the town’s baseball field. The 500 tickets for the event are already sold out showing that he is still very popular in his hometown.