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Pedro Martinez Not Caught Off Guard By David Ortiz’s Retirement

Boston Red Sox fans knew the day would come soon, but it still came as a shock to some when David Ortiz announced he’d retire after the 2016 season Wednesday. One of his closest friends, however, wasn’t surprised at all. Former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez was at a charity event in Boston on Wednesday night, and he talked about the next chapter in Ortiz’s life. For Martinez,...
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WATCH: Pedro Martinez's number retired in ceremony

This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — It’s official. No. 45 is off limits. The Red Sox retired Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 during a special ceremony Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Martinez, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., over the weekend, dazzled the Boston crowd with both humor and grace throughout the festivities...
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque features his Jheri curl

Pedro Martinez had one request when he was voted into the Hall of Fame: Make sure the image on my plaque includes my Jheri curl. Thankfully those in Cooperstown didn’t let him down. Pedro was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday along with Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio, making for one...Read More
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez responds to Colin Cowherd

  This embed is invalid   " /> Pedro Martinez 1, Colin Cowherd 0. ESPN announced Friday that Cowherd no longer will appear on the network after the popular radio host made disparaging comments this week about baseball players from the Dominican Republic. Martinez, a native of the D.R., was asked his opinion on the matter Friday night in Cooperstown, where he...
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez not interested in being Red Sox pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox were in the market for a pitching coach after firing Juan Nieves on Thursday, but one name that wasn’t receptive to the position is new MLB Network analyst Pedro Martinez. Martinez simply didn’t seem to be very keen on the workload that a major league coach has to deal with on an every day basis. “They have never approached me with that mentality...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Manny spiked pregame shot with Viagra

The entertaining and outright outrageous anecdotes from Pedro Martinez are coming fast and furious courtesy of the upcoming release of his book, “PEDRO,” partly from excerpts culled from the book itself as well as the pitcher telling some truly unbelievable stories from his career as he promotes the co-written autobiography. The latest — and arguably...Read More The post Pedro...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro calls Zimmer incident the 'only regret' of his career

  Pedro Martinez soberly addresses in his upcoming book an incident from his Hall of Fame career that even he recognizes as the one that perhaps with which he is most identified: His on-field dust-up with then-New York Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer. In “Pedro,” Martinez discusses the fracas that ensued during Game 3 of...Read More The post Pedro Martinez calls dust-up with...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Network hires Pedro Martinez as its newest analyst

Pedro Martinez is set to do more regular TV work. After an impressive couple of seasons working with TBS as a postseason analyst, the new Hall of Famer has been hired as MLB Network’s newest on-air analyst. It initially took a while after his official retirement in 2011 for him to get into broadcasting, with the likes of Barry Larkin and Kevin Millar encouraging him to do...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez wants his Jheri curl on Hall of Fame plaque

Pedro Martinez was one of four players who was voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and we are all thankful for that. As expected, Pedro’s interviews have been phenomenal. That includes his answer to a question about the prime of his hairstyling career. On Wednesday, TMZ asked Martinez if his Jheri curl hairstyle...Read More
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez was a 'punk,' says voter who didn't cast ballot

Pedro Martinez received an outpouring of love from the baseball community Tuesday, but not everyone’s a fan of No. 45.   Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, earning 91.1 percent of votes from the assembled voters. Still, despite that seemingly high number, there were 49 ballots that didn’t include Martinez’s name. Cleveland Plain Dealer writer...
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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