Playoff Bound

Nelson Was No Lucky Charm

Did Mahow-Mahow Put a Hex on Pedro?
And who is Franklin's friend from Providence?

Pedro's Hat is in the Ring

"I thank God because this is the chance that I always look forward to and... I think, it's enough for me now. I'm about to get a ring. And I wanna get one." -- Pedro Martinez

Sox New Lucky Charm

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Pedro: "My friend is Nelson. His name is Nelson. He's 36 years old. He's from the Dominican Republic and very funny character, and very animated. Everybody's happy with him. He's our lucky charm now. Now a days. The guys are falling in love with him."

CBS-4's Dan Roche to Nelson: "How do you feel about being the lucky charm of the Boston Red Sox?

Nelson: "Se siente mejor"

DR to Pedro: "What'd he say?"

PM: "He say it feels better, to be the lucky charm."

DR: "How did you two meet?"

Nelson: Aqui (after Pedro asked him in Spanish)

PR: "We met through Franklin's friend in Providence. Since then we became friends and I hang out with him now."

DR: "What would you like to say to Red Sox fans out there?" (Pedro translates in Spanish)

Nelson: "Bueno... estancia fuerte."

DR: "What'd he say?"

PM: "He went like that (made a muscle), it means he wants them to stay strong and actually keep rooting. That's pretty much what he meant."

DR to Nelson: "What would it mean to win a World Series, see Pedro especially win a World Series?"

PM (after listening to Nelson): "He wants us to continue to win more and more, and become champions."

DR: "Great (Nelson said word) Bueno."

Nelson: "Bueno"


You Tell 'Em We're Coming and
Mahow's Comin' with Us, You Hear?

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Pedro May Take Lucky Charmer on the Road

"...And his entourage has taken on Fellini-esque proportions -- his guests over the weekend was a 29-inch Dominican performer. I'm told that Pedro plans to take him on the road, too, as a good-luck charm. I'll find out this week if that's the case."-- Gordon Edes mailbag on boston.com

Say Hello to My Little Friend

A Circus Atmosphere

The Full Nelson

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Not-so-Mini Marlon Brando with Nelson de la Rosa as the influential Majai
in The Island of Dr. Moreau.

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