Clayton Kershaw Is Great. But Pedro Martinez Was More Dominant.

When Clayton Kershaw is inducted into the Hall of Fame some day, we may well look back on this year as his best. For most batters, their only hope of hitting him this season was to swing at the first pitch hoping for a fastball. As ridiculous as his numbers are, though—a 21-3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 239… » 11/13/14 3:22pm 11/13/14 3:22pm

Pedro Martinez Kills Ned Yost On TBS Postgame Show

The Royals beat the A's in the AL wild card play-in game despite, not because of, manager Ned Yost. This didn't escape TBS analyst Pedro Martinez, who absolutely lambasted Yost's decision to relieve James Shields with fellow Dominican Yordano Ventura two days after Ventura threw 73 pitches. Martinez even gave… » 10/01/14 1:40am 10/01/14 1:40am

TBS Baseball Crew Recreates "Boom Goes The Dynamite" Highlight Reel

To help ring in the playoffs, TBS had the crew from its studio baseball show do a new version of the famous "Boom Goes The Dynamite" highlight disaster. It's a pretty well-struck parody. » 9/30/14 2:34pm 9/30/14 2:34pm

Pedro Martinez Says His Best Performance Almost Cost Him His Career

Pedro Martinez will always be one of the best interview subjects in sports, so when he sits down for an hour to shoot the shit on Jonah Keri's podcast, you need to make some time to listen. » 8/01/14 1:18pm 8/01/14 1:18pm

Pedro Martinez Says Pitching Is All About Properly Sexing The Baseball

Our pals at Fangraphs got Pedro Martinez to sit down with them and wax on about his thoughts on pitching, and the results are fantastic. You should read the entire interview—Martinez is one of the smartest pitchers to ever play and he says a lot of wise and illuminating things—but we felt compelled to make you aware… » 5/23/14 12:47pm 5/23/14 12:47pm

Pedro Martinez And Kevin Millar Delivered A Boozy, Awkward Toast To…

A lengthy ceremony recognizing the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park before today's Yankees-Red Sox game came to a close with former Sox stars Kevin Millar and Pedro Martinez offering a toast, sort of, to the stadium—while sounding a bit like they'd been rehearsing it for some time. (The Red Sox are calling it the… » 4/20/12 3:32pm 4/20/12 3:32pm

Pedro Martinez To Hang In The Smithsonian, Thanks To Peter Gammons

This 57 x 21 oil painting of Pedro Martinez, completed in 2000, will be installed in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery tomorrow. If they've got aesthetic, they'll put it across from the Carlton Fisk portrait already in their collection. » 3/24/11 5:20pm 3/24/11 5:20pm

Last Night's Winner: Pedro Martinez, The Only Tolerable Part Of Ken…

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Pedro Martinez, whose small bit of screen-time yesterday was the only part of Ken Burns's sad-bugle-and-Bob-Costas extravaganza that was worth a damn. » 9/30/10 3:25pm 9/30/10 3:25pm

Me And Pedro Go To The Top Of The Empire State Building, Just Porque

Yesterday morning, I woke up all furry and blurry to tour the Empire State Building with Pedro Martinez as part of (obligatory plug) the Pro Glide Ultimate Summer Job thingee he was in town for. Vamanos. » 8/06/10 12:55pm 8/06/10 12:55pm

That's Three L's On The Jersey, And One In The Box Score

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 10/30/09 6:30am 10/30/09 6:30am

The Mike Vick Power Hour To Come Sooner Than Expected

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 9/04/09 6:30am 9/04/09 6:30am

Petey Throws Five Innings Of Slop For The Win

It wasn't pretty, or inspiring, but he did end up with the win. And Charlie Manuel used the hillbilly logic to monitor his new, old pitcher: "Five innings and he was ready to be got." [Philly.com] » 8/13/09 9:45am 8/13/09 9:45am

What Does The NFL Shop Know That We Don't?

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 8/13/09 6:30am 8/13/09 6:30am

Sex, Gambling and Gluttony In The Morning. And Some Sports.

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 7/15/09 6:30am 7/15/09 6:30am

Pedro Martinez: Philadelphia Phillies

Level of excitement had this happened in 2004: 9. Level of excitement in 2009: 4. Still? Number of red Martinez jersey-shirts sold at Modell's over the weekend?: 8,016 [Cherry Hill Courier Post/PHOTO: EveryJoe] » 7/14/09 10:50am 7/14/09 10:50am

Are Dodgers Preparing To Get Their Pedro On?

Impressed with his play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, the Dodgers may be contemplating signing Pedro Martinez. Their final roster should be complete by May. [NBC Sports] » 3/13/09 11:26am 3/13/09 11:26am

Time To Check In On Everyone's Favorite New York Baseball Feud

Two reasons that the Yankees-Red Sox playoff brawl of 2003 may have been the best baseball fight of all time: 1. Don Zimmer body-slam goodness, and how often do you see that? And 2., we continue to reap fantastic quotes, even five years later. In an interview with Michael Kay for the YES Network program Center Stage… » 9/17/08 11:00am 9/17/08 11:00am

The Joy And Despair Of Two New York Pitching Debuts


So as we check in this morning on the great city and state of New York, we see much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the daring Joba-Chamberlain-as-a-starter experiment (he flew too close to the sun on mashed potato wings), and great rejoicing over the return of Pedro Martinez. Joba lasted just 2 1/3 innings in a… » 6/04/08 10:40am 6/04/08 10:40am

Could This Be The End For Our Pedro?

First off, all of you Mets fans who are saying "Pedro who?", just stop it. Pedro Martinez, who is on the verge of returning to New York's starting rotation, says that this season might well be his last. And you don't know it now, but you'll miss him when he's gone. Yes, you will. » 5/20/08 4:45pm 5/20/08 4:45pm