I tried to hold them, tried to do whatever possible, couldn't do it, ... There was no one moment where I gave up on what I wanted to do. I just couldn't execute it. I'm human. There were no excuses. They just got to me. That's all.
You can't have a family when you're playing because you're away from home so much. So believe me, I won't be pitching forever. I won't make it to 300 wins or anything like that. No way.
Whether you like it or not, the last few years I'd be the first one to tell you I haven't been the Pedro Martinez that I'm used to being.
We're in the same position we were in yesterday.
I never expected Giles to take a chance on that play. We're facing a good team, a smart team.
I know I achieved a lot, and I know I have my little share of respect, but when you talk about playoffs, there is no time to be mad, there is no time to complain, there is no soreness that you can't overcome or pain, sometimes, and I hope I continue to do it. I am going to leave my heart out there f
If a no-hitter comes, I'll take it. I don't go out there expecting no-hitters, but I was lucky enough to be flirting with a no-hitter today. I'm just proud I was able to come here and show the fans what I didn't have enough time to show them before.
It's just not right. I was a victim of that. I did what I was supposed to do, and it stayed with me my whole career how I was treated. I couldn't help it. I told Mike and I said it loud. I guess a lot of people heard it. He's got all the tools to be a great hitter.
I think in the World Series it was easy for me to relax. I had a space to actually make mistakes. But the way we're looking right now, we're not going to last very long.
I'm thankful for not ever taking anything illegal.
It was just a night for struggles,
None of the teams that actually probably were offering me a job from the getgo, actually in spring training, are in the playoffs right now.
The game doesn't change.
We grew up poor, very poor, but I am very proud of where I come from.
It's always hard. I felt like I was in command of the game -- and all of a sudden, in two pitches, I lost it. It was a little bit frustrating. I did whatever possible to give my team an opportunity to win, and I blew it at the end. No excuses. They battled and never gave up.
At my Mom's house on the farm, it get's so dark, you look at the stars and and you feel like you can just reach out and grab them. I love her so much and I love this place so much, it hurts. I stay here because I need to find myself again after playing in the States. Here it's me talking. It's my so
I tried to hold them for as long as I could, and couldn't hold them, ... I ended up losing the game but some other day, I'll end up winning the game.
Baseball is a game of the soul.
Before, if I wasn't in baseball, I wanted to become a doctor.
We needed this, ... This is probably the biggest road trip for us.
If I wanted to pitch that bad, I probably would. But I don't think I'm in that stage.
I love my teammates, and I'll do anything for them.
Perez hit that ball, but it wasn't like he actually knew what was coming. He just reacted to it, threw the head of the bat on it and it hit the wall. I made the pitch I wanted to, and he happened to hit it. He's a strong kid.
There was always something missing in Montreal.
If the shortstop makes an error, I am responsible. I let the batter hit the ball.
I like the challenge. I do not like the attention.
I felt the power in my fastball, ... That's probably why I left so many fastballs up. I was a little more erratic. I just couldn't get the ball over.
I just try to do what I have to do and let the people out there do what they have to do, which is have fun, scream, yell and jump around. I try to do what I have to do, which is play baseball, and I can only play in that piece of area there, so that's what I try to do.
All I can say is, I will put my heart and soul into helping the Red Sox win.
I get a lot of kids distracted. Sometimes they got to go cover left field, but they're over here talking to me, getting an autograph.