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.

-Pedro Martinez
Pedro Martinez

Everybody goes through a little funk, ... and right now we're going through one.

Pedro Martinez
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 for my team.
Pedro Martinez

Some other things I don't miss: the media and the pressure of just being asked to do, and being asked questions every day.

Pedro Martinez
You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body. Pedro Martine
Pedro Martinez

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.

Pedro Martinez
There was always something missing in Montreal.
Pedro Martinez

I tried to hold them, tried to do whatever possible, but couldn't do it,

Pedro Martinez
I keep active because I have not announced my retirement, because that is something that takes time and you have to plan it. Plus, it is something that the Dominican people expected.
Pedro Martinez

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.

Pedro Martinez
We grew up poor, very poor, but I am very proud of where I come from.