Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Pedro Urges Warm Fan Welcome For Manny
fans will put aside any bad thoughts about Manny's departure from Boston and give him a warm welcome. Said Pedro, "It took a lot for him to come. He wants to make it up to the Boston fans. He wants to show everybody that he's a different person, that he's a Christian man and a role model to his family. His kids are going to be here. It will be nice if we all kind of get together and just make a fun day out of it and remember that Manny was the MVP [of the World Series] and he's the biggest reason probably why we won it." Manny was a force for The Carmine Hose in his eight years here—hitting .312 with 274 HRs and a ridiculous .999 OPS. It's probably pretty tough for him to suck it up and come back to Fenway. Pedro's right—we should welcome him.