Here We Go Pedro
Pedro won't be posting any threads to SoSH today. But I thought I'd go with some words of wisdom regarding him today since a "rally entry" seemed to work for Curt yesterday (Oh Christ, I'm descending into postseason superstition again).
It might be as illusory as a smog-free horizon here. It might be wishful thinking. It might be a refusal to acknowledge that even the most accomplished performers in our midst are obliged by the passage of time to cede some of their greatness, sometimes almost imperceptibly, at other times so painfully obvious it hurts, no one more than the artist himself.
But when Pedro Martinez takes the ball tonight against the Anaheim Angels, taking with him to the mound an amalgam of smoldering anger, barely concealed hurt, and wounded pride, it is eminently possible -- no, make that a strong likelihood -- that he will deliver one of the signature games of his career.--Gordon Edes, Globe, as quoted by Edw.