Saturday, January 28, 2006

Pedro On AROD.

Now this is interesting. It seems Pedro had an opinion on Alex Rodriguez' decision to play for the United States instead of his native Dominican Republic. Whatever he does or says, it seems AROD, or DORA, as I like to call him, somehow seems to make a fool of himself. Think Bronson Arroyo's slap and you get my drift. Read on, Dear Readers.............................. .........Pedro: A-Rod made an error.
Martinez believes Rodriguez should play for 'us,' not the U.S.


January 28, 2006

Pedro Martinez and Alex Rodriguez are longtime friends, so much so that last winter, during Martinez's free agency, the right-hander met with and confided in the Yankees' third baseman.

Yet Martinez, who wound up signing with the Mets, is disappointed that A-Rod has chosen to play for the United States - instead of the Dominican Republic - in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Martinez chose to share this sentiment publicly.

"Alex is American because he was born in the United States, but after what Mike Piazza - a future Hall of Famer - did, who will be playing for Italy, and Nomar Garciaparra, who will be playing for Mexico, he had an excuse to do the same with the Dominican Republic," said Martinez, who intends to pitch for his native Dominican Republic. Martinez's statements were spoken to the Dominican-based television network Color Vision. first reported of the interview here.

"Now Alex must prepare for the nasty comments that will arise in the Bronx, where almost half of the citizens are Latino and purely Dominican," Martinez said. "In fact, when Alex gets [to the Dominican Republic] it's possible that not even the reporters will be here to welcome him."


At 1/28/2006 12:18 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

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At 1/28/2006 12:20 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

personally, I think A-rod's doing the right and honest thing, not Piazza and Nomar. He was born in the US, he grew up in the US, and culturally probably closer to my white world than the Dominican. (I have been there and seen what childrens' lives are like there, and it is nothing like Florida) I think it's nice that Alex can appreciate being an american and want to represent. I think Pedro is a gossipy bitch sometimes. He wants Arod on his team because he wants to win, but he also takes it as a personal shot to his country. As usual, he's being too sensitive.

At 1/28/2006 3:56 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I know what the poorer live like in the DR, as there were parts of St. Croix that are alike. I just do not like the guy (Arod), and probably would complain if he decided the opposite. I printed this because I like to study Petey's thought process. Fascinating, flawed and unique. And hi to you too, Reb.

At 1/28/2006 10:12 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Agreed with Reb, A-Rod is much more American, for better or worse, than he is Dominican. I've said it before... my mother was born and raised in Florida. I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I've visited Florida, I still have a lot of family there. That doesn't mean that I'm Floridian, or have Floridian sensibilities, or anything like that-- I'm a Masshole, dammit.

However, it is always hilarious to see Pedro sound off on stuff like this, because he ALWAYS does.

At 1/30/2006 12:19 PM, Blogger 01245 said...

It's fun when Pedro isn't complaining about something Red Sox related.

At 1/30/2006 1:10 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

It's fun when he opens his mouth, much like a prize buried under fried kernals of Cracker Jack, papery but knowing there is a plastic treat within.


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