→ Pedro Martinez’s poignant Hall of Fame speech perfectly sums up pitcher’s brilliance

Jeff Passan with an excellent column on Pedro’s Hall of Fame speech:

And though it didn’t take pomp or ceremony for that to be the case, Martinez’s rousing speech – a stream-of-consciousness homily delivered in English and Spanish, accompanied by kettle drums that impelled him to pump his fist and dance, punctuated by the sort of finish reserved for a closer, not a starter – served as a reminder that for all of his brilliance on the field, Pedro’s arm never could match his mind.

I feel lucky that I got to cheer for Pedro when he was a member of the Red Sox.

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