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 facing a good team, a smart team, ... Right now, they're on top of their game and we're not.
If I wanted to pitch that bad, I probably would. But I don't think I'm in that stage.
Some other things I don't miss: the media and the pressure of just being asked to do, and being asked questions every day.
Oh believe me, I was fully aware and I tried as hard as I could,
We grew up poor, very poor, but I am very proud of where I come from.
Every time I feel mad or something, I run somewhere. It gets my frustrations away. I run and run and run.
If the shortstop makes an error, I am responsible. I let the batter hit the ball.
You have to execute. You have to sacrifice your body. Pedro Mart
All I can say is, I will put my heart and soul into helping the Red Sox win.
I guess I just have to give them credit, ... Every time I made a mistake, they hit them out.
Not only for what he did in baseball, but for the reason he lost his life. If I had something to do with it, I would have his number retired here and throughout the Dominican Republic. He's a national hero in the Dominican Republic.
It was a fastball up and in. We were playing the infield in, so I was trying to keep him in the infield. But he cheated a little bit and got to it.
Only God knows why I didn't make it with the Mets, but yes, in a short period of time, I got the opportunity with the Phillies.
I'll find it eventually. I do things differently. I play with myself up there and eventually I'll find it. The last two innings I had it.
We're in the same position we were in yesterday.
I want to feel secure personally. Have a competitive team out there -- I really want to win; I hate losing -- and, I guess, I want to be treated like a normal person.
I tried to hold them, tried to do whatever possible, but couldn't do it,
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.
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.
I doubt that I will get involved with politics. That's something I don't have in me.
My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
I love my teammates, and I'll do anything for them.
The bigger the contract, the bigger the responsibility.
I do miss competing, being out there - the atmosphere, I do miss it.
The game doesn't change.
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.
I'm open to play for anybody that would give me respect, treat me the right way, and actually going to make me feel comfortable.
I could sense I didn't have my best stuff. I tried to hold them as long as I could.
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.