Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have been elected to the Hall of Merit.
The election was dominated by pitchers. In addition to the top 3, Mike Mussina was a strong 4th, followed closely by John Smoltz. Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa were 6th and 7th, both with enough support that their eventual election looks inevitable.
Moving further into the backlog Kenny Lofton, Buddy Bell, Jeff Kent, Luis Tiant, Ben Taylor and Vic Willis round out the ...Read More...
Good stuff from Pedro.
A bunch of stories from the Hall of Fame weekend.
ICYMI, this article contains all the players’ speeches.
My DVR is set.
Four great players who provided some awesome memories.
It was a real pleasure watching him pitch.
Not quite Merkle’s boner….
Newly-elected Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez had a book come out this week (the succinctly named “Pedro”) and he’s been making the rounds through the media. There were recently a few possibly-controversial things that came out, but here’s a rather funny one involving one Manny Ramirez.
In the clip below, Martinez describes the Red Sox’s 2004 mixed drink that he made for Ramirez with gin, honey and wine—only to find out that Manny Being Manny threw in some Viagra. They ...
A few tidbits, including more stuff from Pedro’s new book.
An interesting observation from Felipe Alou, via Pedro Martinez. I wonder how this would stand up to a higher sample.
Just reading about Manny is probably worth the purchase price.
Poz’s selection may angry up the blood.
How good was Roger Clemens? Well, yesterday I pointed out that his career is better than Sandy Koufax and Johan Santana.
But Matthew Namee — who was once Bill James’ research assistant — does me one better. He sent Tom Tango a comparison that shows that Roger Clemens is, basically, Sandy Koufax PLUS Pedro Martinez, the two greatest short-career pitchers in the game’s history.
How does he figure that? Start with Pedro:
Clemens in Boston: 81 WAR, ...
In your readings, what have you found that resonates most with kids?
Tavares: I’ve been sharing the book quite a bit a schools and store events, and kids seem pretty fascinated with Pedro’s childhood. I think the fact that Pedro was so small makes kids automatically relate to him. In the opening scene of Growing Up Pedro, Pedro is upset because he wants to play ball with the older boys, but his big brother, Ramon, tells him it’s too dangerous because they’re using a hard ball. Kids really ...
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