Blog Focus: Can Pedro Martinez Keep the Phillies in the World Series Tonight?
The World Series continues tonight, with game six in New York and the Yankees looking to close things out against Pedro Martinez, who has had some, um, memorable moments in New York.
So, are Phillies fans comfortable with a guy who's famous Yankees moments including calling them his 'daddy' and throwing an old man to the ground? Are the Yankees worried Pedro will finally exorcise his NY demons and extend the series?
We turn to the blogosphere to find out.
ATH Baseball: "If Pedro can throw a gem in World Series game 6 against the Yankees tonight, people will be talking about him more than 80 years later just like we talk about Grover Cleveland Alexander."
Fenway Nation: "So, when he toes the rubber this evening for the Phillies, remember the great times with the Red Sox and also remember that he still considers himself a "Bostonian"--and root him to victory over the Evil Ones."
Baseball Musings: "Over his career, from 1995-2009, Andy Pettitte leads the majors in wins. Pedro ranks sixth with 198 wins. If instead, players are ranked by winning percentage over that time, Pedro comes out at number one at .690 (min 200 decisions) and Pettitte drops to 7th at .629. Martinez is exactly one run better in ERA than Pettitte, 2.91 to 3.91. Basically, this is a battle of titans of the last 15 years."
Sportress of Blogitude: "This game of one-upmanship only escalates the interaction between fans (and papers) of rival teams, allowing those of us who have no personal rooting interest in the World Series either way to relax and enjoy the back and forth of the Photoshop Wars. I say keep ‘em coming."