Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pedro Urges Warm Fan Welcome For Manny

On May 28th, the Red Sox will honor the 2004 World Champion "Idiots" in a ceremony before that night's game against the Braves. Pedro Martinez will be there along with most of the members of that storied team‚ including Manny Ramirez. Pedro hopes that 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.