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WATCH: Pedro Martinez's number retired in ceremony

By Ricky Doyle 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. Several of Martinez’s...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Larry Brown.   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 of the best classes of all time. Pedro and The Big...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez responds to Colin Cowherd

By Ricky Doyle 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’s set to be inducted into the National...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox to retire Pedro Martinez's No. 45 jersey

By Mike Cole No one has worn the No. 45 for the Boston Red Sox since Pedro Martinez left in 2004, and no one will ever wear it again. The Red Sox announced Monday afternoon that the club will retire Martinez’s jersey in a pregame ceremony before a July 28 game against the Chicago White Sox. The ceremony comes just two days after the legendary Red Sox pitcher will be inducted...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez not interested in being Red Sox pitching coach

By Joe Lucia The Boston Red Sox were in the market for a pitching coach after firing Juan Nieves on Thursday, but one person who 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...
Via Awful Announcing
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Manny spiked pregame shot with Viagra

By Jason Rowan 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 greatest...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Jason Rowan 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 the 2003 American League Championship Series...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pedro Martinez throws batting practice to Tom Brady

By Doug Kyed There’s a reason Tom Brady was selected in the 1995 MLB Draft as a catcher, not a pitcher. After his first pitch was low and away to David Ortiz as part of the Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day ceremony Monday, Brady took batting practice off Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez inside Fenway Park. Check this out - Brady & @45PedroMartinez just did a...
Via NESN.com
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Network hires Pedro Martinez as its newest analyst

By Andrew Bucholtz 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...
Via Awful Announcing
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez would like his Jheri curl on his Hall of Fame plaque

Aside from his dominant pitching one of the things that Pedro Martinez was most known for during his career was his fantastic Jheri curl. And while Pedro is likely going to be going into the Hall wearing a Red Sox cap on his plaque, he’d love it if his Jheri curl was featured. We agree, Pedro. Look at this beauty during its prime. ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 5: Pitcher Pedro Martinez...
Via The Outside Corner
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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