Friday, July 01, 2005

Pedro: Jerk

He said he'll probably go to the Dominican instead of the All Star Game because fans have seen enough of him (paraphrasing something I heard on SportsCenter).

Way to promote the game Pedro. Just about every other superstar in all sports (NFL excluded) manage to persevere through the rigors of the All Star Game -- parties, a couple of minutes playing the sport they love, and more parties -- because they know it's good for the fans and good for the sport.

What comes first, Pedro's shoulder injury or Willie Randolph's nervous breakdown over Pedro's theatrics?

5 comments:

The Godfather said...

Just a side note. Right now Pedro should be slated to pitch in the Sunday game against Pittsburgh 2 days before the All Star game. So he probably wouldn't have pitched anyway.

I agree that Pedro does not show his love of the game. But I think this is the case to a point in all sports.
NFL-they should just get rid of the Pro Bowl because no one plays. Most teams have finished their season over a month before the game. I guess I wouldn't want to have a month off and then go back and play one game.
NBA-although most players particpate in the All Star game, I hate that the NBA superstars refuse to represent our country in the Olympics.
NHL-well, the players, NHLPA, and the owners all suck.
MLB is pretty good except fans have to stop voting for players who are hurt all year (Nomar) and the name players having below average seasons (Piazza).

I'm not defending Pedro. I am disgusted by most athletes right now because they are all spoiled. Players like Keith Foulke and kenny Rogers are as much to blame as players like Pedro.

Alan said...

Agree with everything you said. That's boring. The 80's Lakers sucked.

The Godfather said...

"Martinez is a strong bet to be chosen, and the ace said on Thursday he would probably go if picked but would defer to Randolph and the trainers if they want him to skip it."

This is from today's NY Post. I am not sure what SportsCenter's sources are, but I think they may have jumped the gun. I think BartCop owes Pedro an apology.

The Godfather said...

"Martinez is a strong bet to be chosen, and the ace said on Thursday he would probably go if picked but would defer to Randolph and the trainers if they want him to skip it."

This is from today's NY Post. I am not sure what SportsCenter's sources are, but I think they may have jumped the gun. I think BartCop owes Pedro an apology.

Alan said...

SportCenter just reported what Pedro said and I just spread the message. Randolph or someone in the Mets front office must have talked some sense into Pedro after his first statement.