What Dreams May Come
Red mentioned the possibility
a while ago but now it has become a reality: Pedro will pitch in Yankee Stadium. For me, this may be the highlight of the 2009 World Series. Unless, of course, A-Rod makes the series-ending error and collapses into a puddle of tears and lip gloss, or CC’s ass literally explodes during a game. Other than that, I can’t wait for Game Two.
Pedro has always been one of my favorites to ever wear the Red Sox uniform. He brought his own 150-pound version of badassery to this town when we sorely needed it. And he very quickly took to heart the rivalry and developed a hatred for the Yankees akin to my won. Red posted the famous Bowling For Zimmer video and there are other anti-Yankee memories that involve Pedro.
The “head pointing” incident was still being talked about by those in pinstripes just last season
“I thought he was going to hit me in the head with a bat after we had the fight and he pushed Don Zimmer,” Posada said. “It was ridiculous. I mean, he throws at Karim Garcia because he’s losing the game. I mean, there’s no class.”
The Chinless One talks big to the media, but the Pedro-Yankees matchup becomes more compelling based on Pedro’s response:
“When I pointed to the head, it wasn’t precisely to tell him that I wanted to hit him in the head,” Martinez said. “Nah. He’s a human being, he has a family, and I’m a professional. [The pointing to the head] was because he cursed my mom. I was telling him, ‘I’ll remember that.’ “
Martinez said Posada should have known better than to insult a fellow Latin’s mother.
Jorge probably shouldn’t dig in against Pedro. I leave you with a Pedro quote that says it all:
“Wake up the damn Bambino and have me face him. Maybe I’ll drill him in the ass.”