No Show Martinez

No Show Martinez

Pedro stretches out near Josh Beckett prior to his short stint at Fenway

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

It's a Big Fall From Grace for Sox Former Ace
New Ace of Diamonds Trumps the King of Queens
Boston Rocks New York and Turns It Up to 11, 10-2

The choke's on Pedro

(BDD Photo Illustration / Don D.)

The Choke's on Pedro as the Sox Are Just Joshin' on the Mound
'Look at Me' Martinez Couldn't Decide Which Camera to Pose for,
So Petey Blows the Game By Finally Throwing Papi Out at First
Youk, Nixon, and A-Gone Send Short-and-Pete to Early Shower
Lastings Milledge Makes Manny Ramirez Look Like Johnny Damon
Solid Return to Fenway ... for Darren Oliver and Chad Bradford
K-Men Only Need One K to Get Through Return of Their Hero
Too Bad They Didn't Bring the 7 K's Needed for Beckett
Lopez, Delcarmen Pick Up Where Josh Left Off
Game Pics | The Scene | Listen for Yourself
New York Tabloids | Discuss

Emotional Miscue or The World's Lamest Excuse?
"I did get caught up in the emotion a little bit and that threw me a little bit off, especially on that
groundball." -- 6.28.06, Pedro Martinez blames a smattering of cheers on his poor play
Funny, Willie Randolph Just Got Through Telling Us
How You Are Uniquely Able to Stay Focused and Block All This Out

Cheer Up Petey!

Pedro looked disappointed as he walked to the dugout after giving up four runs in the first inning.

(AP Photo)

You Weren't Around Long Enough to Hear the Jeers

Pedro Was Working on His Media Pitches in the Clubhouse
Before the Fans Were Able to Fully Organize the Catcalls to the Mets Dog

Guinness Book Records the World's Quietest Standing Ovation
Pedro's Proud of Half Cheers from a Crowd Half Filled with Mets Fans
If You Sneezed When He Walked to the Mound, You Missed It
What's the Smatter? That Sound You Heard Beyond Polite Clapping
Was the Rumble of a Standing Boovation
Respect? Johnny Damon Elicited 20 Times the Emotion at Fenway

"A few fans were chanting, 'Who's your daddy?' when Coco Crisp grounded to second to end the rally on Pedro's 29th pitch. Finally safe in the dugout, Pedro gave Milledge a pat on the back.

"We saw some of old Pedro when he drilled Loretta in the wrist on an 0 and 2 pitch ('The only time I tried to get a fastball in,' Martínez said) with two outs and nobody aboard in the second. At that moment, fans took hold of their senses and booed the Mets' pitcher." -- 6.29.06, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Applause for Pedro Was Over in a New York Minute

Mets fans cheer Pedro

(Mets fans cheer Pedro / AP Photo)

Probably Because New Yorkers Were Doing Most of the Applauding

Sox Admit They Rigged Tuesday's Ovation

"We put a [highlight] video on the scoreboard with hopes of cueing such a response." -- 6.29.06, Red Sox president Larry Lucchino on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan talking about Pedro's reception on Tuesday

But What About Johnny Demon's Reception?

"You don't demonize the enemy. You still honor and value the person regardless of what uniform they're wearing." -- 6.27.06, Red Sox Vice President Dr. Charles Steinberg, ESPN The Magazine, on former Sox players returning to Fenway (It must be quite the highlight tribute they are working on for Damon's next visit)

DominiCon Man Wins the Vote ...

Three cheers for Pedro

(BDD Photo Illustration)

... For Worst Performance by a Motion Pitcher

'I Won My Game, the Most Important Game to Me'
-- Pedro MarTEAMez on the 10-2 Loss to the Red Sox

What Are Omar Minaya and the Mets Fans Thinking This Morning?

"I’m not disappointed at all. I think I won the game on one side. Not even a win would give me the satisfaction I got from the fans... I won my game, the most important game to me.. Regardless of the result of the game, I'll always remember this as one of the best moments of my life... I'm not disappointed at all. The reception I got overmatched what I did out there. I'm extremely happy... I wasn't mentally prepared. I got caught up in the emotions of being received so well here." -- 6.28.06, Pedro MarTEAMez talking about how some polite clapping meant more to him than winning the game for his team

Shame on Some Obtuse Red Sox Fans Too

"They went more nuts for Pedro than for me." -- 6.28.06, Josh Beckett, who dominated and got his 10th win, laying a guilt trip on Red Sox Nation even though he got a real ovation

Theo: 'Computer Geeks 1, Pedro 0' | John Tomase: 'Other Side of Pedro'

“ 'Hey computer geeks!' Martinez screamed [hours after the Sox won the World Series]. 'Computer geeks! This is my World Series, not yours! And now I’m a free agent and there’s nothing you can do about it!' ” -- 6.29.06, John Tomase, Boston Herald

Mnookin: Henry Wanted to Fire Little After Game 7

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