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#1 BigSlick

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:26 AM

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If Sandy Koufax has the left arm of God, then Pedro Martinez has the right.

Martinez, who at his prime was arguably the most dominant starting pitcher the game has ever seen, said Saturday that he intends to make his retirement official, two years after his last big league start.


For several years the greatest words we could hear were "Pedro's pitching tonight."

NBC came up with the slogan "Must See TV", but must see TV didn't become a reality for me until Pedro became a Red Sox. There were many times over the years where I had an opportunity to go out with friends or do something with the (ex) wife and I refused with the excuse "Pedro's pitching tonight."

One day I'll sit my grandkids on my lap and tell them about the time he struck out 17 Yankees. Then I'll go on about how he came out of the bullpen in the playoffs, and even though he was injured and didn't have his best stuff, he threw 6 perfect innings in a deciding game on the road. Then I'll tell them how in 2004, even though he was no longer the pitcher he had been in the past, he took the mound in game 3 of the World Series and gave up 3 hits and no runs to all but end the series.

The beauty of watching him pitch is a memory I will cherish forever.

Edited by BigSlick, 04 December 2011 - 02:29 AM.


#2 Sox Sweep Again

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:02 AM

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For several years the greatest words we could hear were "Pedro's pitching tonight."

NBC came up with the slogan "Must See TV", but must see TV didn't become a reality for me until Pedro became a Red Sox. There were many times over the years where I had an opportunity to go out with friends or do something with the (ex) wife and I refused with the excuse "Pedro's pitching tonight."

One day I'll sit my grandkids on my lap and tell them about the time he struck out 17 Yankees. Then I'll go on about how he came out of the bullpen in the playoffs, and even though he was injured and didn't have his best stuff, he threw 6 perfect innings in a deciding game on the road. Then I'll tell them how in 2004, even though he was no longer the pitcher he had been in the past, he took the mound in game 3 of the World Series and gave up 3 hits and no runs to all but end the series.

The beauty of watching him pitch is a memory I will cherish forever.



I started watching baseball again because of the exact game you referred to.

#3 rominer

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

First ballot, unanimous, I will personally disembowel any voter who does not include Pedro on his or her ballot at the earliest possible opportunity.

#4 Kid T

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:04 PM

Pedro is one of my favorite Red Sox players ever. I know he was a bit of a diva, but damn could he pitch. He also had a tremendous sense of humor. Enjoy your time under the mango tree Pedro.

#5 Manny's PS2

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:40 PM

He's the best pitcher I've ever seen. His 99, 2000 years were both unforgettable. If he's not a first ballot HOF'er I have no use for the HOF. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this slight man whif the steroid fueled giants of his era.
Hats off to Pedro, the greatest Red Sox pitcher of all time.

#6 rominer

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

Timely commentary.

http://www.redsoxnat...howtopic=102223

#7 Manny's PS2

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:46 PM

Screw you, I didn't notice the thread. Jerkoff face.

#8 rominer

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:19 PM

Screw you, I didn't notice the thread. Jerkoff face.


Somebody with magic powers has turned this into a great non-sequitur.

Otherwise, I agree completely with your first post. Not so much with the second part of the second post. I don't even know how one could jerk off a face, but it sounds pretty gross.

#9 BigSlick

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

I don't even know how one could jerk off a face, but it sounds pretty gross.


I assumed it was a bukkake reference.


Fake Edit: In the very very small chance that someone might read this and doesn't know what that means, don't google it at work or school. (That means you DWO)

Edited by BigSlick, 06 December 2011 - 02:39 PM.


#10 Manny's PS2

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:56 PM

I believe it was more of an outburst of anger than a tangible entity. Apologies for expressing myself inappropriately, nazi douchewads.

Edited by Manny's PS2, 06 December 2011 - 02:57 PM.


#11 roidrage

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:14 PM

Wads of douche have political preferences? You really do learn something every day.




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