Commenting on the events that surrounded Game 3 of the ALCS, Dave Anderson of the New York Times penned an article today which states:
“Names or even nicknames will never hurt Martinez, but in the absence of sticks and stones, a battery might. When he’s on the mound or when he warms up in the bullpen, he would be within range of any Yankees loyalist with a good arm. But if there’s no Game 7, Pedro the Perpetrator will be safe.”
What, are you kidding me? What kind of responsible journalism is this? This is basically asking Yankee fans to throw BATTERIES at Pedro Martinez!!
I’m not defending what Pedro did on the mound in Game 3, as throwing a fastball at a batter’s head & threatening the Yankees with more beanballs is not very admirable. But to almost encourage Yankee fans to take out their vengence personally is abhorant and irresponsible journalism.