tiny. And I don't know where he gets that speed from. That velocity is
"His stuff is
as good as anyone’s."
"He is a fearless
competitor who knows how to perform on the big stage, and has terrific
"He just loves
to pitch in front of a packed house, with everyone standing, watching
on his fastball is exceptional."
a great competitor. He stares at hitters and pumps his fist when he pitches,
but that’s all part of his competitive nature. After the game, he’s
back to being humble. He’s always respectful of his opponents."
first person I’ve ever seen with an above-average fastball and an
be the best, but he can’t do it all by himself."
got good stuff. But the important thing is that he knows how to use it,
changing speeds and throwing strikes."
"If you lean
over the plate, he’ll stick one up your nose."
are a little afraid of Pedro, and that helps him."
"Pedro has the
drive for greatness that Seaver, Carlton, Koufax, Ryan and all the great
"If Pedro gives
up two or three runs in a game people ask, 'What went wrong?'"
"Petey had his
own set of rules...which I was surprised to see, given the passion here."
"Pedro is constantly
making adjustments during games."
hate like hell to face Pedro."
"The Mets had
to do this. They had to overpay. They had to blow Pedro Martinez out of
"When you look at the list of all-time 3,000 strikeout members, Pedro is in incredible elite company, with some of the greatest names of pitchers in the history of the game."
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