Oct
27

Our son returns to the Bronx

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Just in case a World Series match-up with our I-95 neighbors to the south isn’t fun enough, the Phillies announced today that Pedro Martinez will start Game 2 of the World Series in the Bronx. Pedro last made an October start in the Bronx in 2004 when chants of “Who’s Your Daddy?” filled the air. I’m expecting a similar scene on Thursday night.

Categories : Asides, Playoffs

61 Comments»

  1. Coach6423 says:

    I guess I have to tip my cap, and call the Yankees my daddy…

  2. jsbrendog says:

    oh god please let the who’s your daddy chants be loud enough to hear at home on my television set. is it wrong to hope it gets to him so much there is a jack mcdowell repeat as he leaves the field?

  3. Sam P. says:

    I wonder if that means Fox will get more airtime for the Red Sox and the greatest team ever assembled (2004)? I bet the whole nation is curious to hear Joe Buck opine on Pedro and what he means to the Red Sox / Yankees rivalry.

    Oh wait, Pedro’s on the Phillies now? Weird. Haha.

    • A.D. says:

      There will definitely be Red Sox footage because of this.

    • Rose says:

      “The Greatest Comeback in Baseball History”. What a load of shit. Sox fans always tell me “well when was the last time that happened???” And my response is always “well when was the last time the team with 2 Aces (20+ game winner Schilling and perennial Cy Young candidate Pedro Martinez) along with the best offense in baseball LOST the first 3 games to a team without the best offense in baseball and without even ONE Ace on their team??

      They quickly shut up and start getting very angry.

      • pete says:

        ehh, considering the nature of the choke (leads in the 9th in both games 4 and 5), it’s hard to argue that the yankees didn’t totally fuck up. But people really underrate how friggin good that sox roster was that year. I’m not really sure how the yankees actually managed to win more games than them – other than our bullpen, they definitely had a better team. After game 5, though, I agree. We were the underdogs in game 6 and 7, and not because of momentum or whatever, but because of matchups. If that series gets played 10 more times, though, I highly doubt that the sox find themselves in an 0-3 hole again though. We lucked out, then didn’t take advantage.

  4. Joe says:

    We’ve missed him

  5. CountryClub says:

    Awesome!

  6. Rose says:

    It was right in the title though!

  7. CountryClub says:

    The Daily News in Philly has an article on the pros and cons of this move. The link to the full article is below. Here are the two negatives I like the best:

    Martinez went 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in five regular season starts at Citizens Bank Park, compared with 3-1 with a 5.66 ERA in four starts on the road. Now, he is lined up for two starts on the road.

    In his five postseason starts against the Yankees, he has a 4.27 ERA, not including a relief appearance in which he allowed two runs in one inning. And all five of those starts came when he was in his prime.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/s.....ame_2.html

  8. TheZack says:

    Um, you all do remember what happened in 2004 right? I mean, those “who’s your daddy” chants” didn’t exactly help at all and looked pretty foolish in retrospect. Can’t Yankees fans come up with something new and not 5 years outdated?

    • Rose says:

      “Cowboy Up”? lol

    • trueblue says:

      Lets play hide and go F yourself… You go hide first.

    • Coach6423 says:

      It has nothing to do with ’04 or the Red Sox, it has everything to do with the Yankees owning Pedro.

    • CountryClub says:

      What does 2004 have to do with Pedro? He got battered in the ALCS. It’s not like he shut the fans up or anything.

    • I’m not going to run away from 2004 just because the four games that ended the ALCS sucked tremendously. Yes, that was the choke job of baseball history, but so what? We had fun taunting Pedro, and the Yanks beat Pedro twice in that ALCS. I’ve more than moved on from what happened five years ago, and I have no problem embracing the chant.

    • Jeremy says:

      2004 was a nightmare, but Pedro’s appearance out of the pen was one of the few bright spots for Yankee fans during the last 2 games.

    • Nady Nation says:

      I don’t see how this chant looked foolish even in the least bit back in 2004. Pedro made the “daddy” comment before the ALCS began, which led to the chants in Game 2 of the series, a game that he lost. He then came in to the blowout in Game 7, serving as the Yankee fans’ only chance to get into the game via the “Who’s your daddy?” chant, and he proceeded to give up rocket after rocket. So, how was this chant “foolish” again?

      • TheZack says:

        I’ll just reply to this one to reply to all: Isn’t it sort of like Boston fans trying next year to use a lame A-Rod choking in the PS, or something similar. Its outdated and, in the context of this year, looks silly.

        Pedro in 2004 was coming off pretty much his worst season to that point and wasn’t exactly the same pitcher.

        Yes, the Yankees hit him well that series, but they lost the series.

        Sure Ben, you might have “moved on from 2004″ but doesn’t that mean you should move on and find a new chant that is more relevant to today? Pedro of 2009 isn’t Pedro of 2004, who himself wasn’t even vintage Pedro.

        It just seems as silly as trying to talk about the Angels’ previous post season success against the Yanks in the context of this post season.

        But hey, to each their own.

        • Kiersten says:

          No, because Pedro has not since succeeded against the Yankees. If he came out in a postseason from 05-08 and shut the Yankees down, then it would be comparable to the Angels and A-Rod examples you used.

        • CountryClub says:

          The chant will continue until pedro does something to stop it. If he throws 7 shutout innings in game 2, there will be no chant in game 6.

          Simple as that.

        • Mister Delaware says:

          No, this is using Pedro’s words, not cherry-picked / fabricated statistics. Big difference. A parallel to the Rodriguez playoffs thing would be me still opining that Youkilis won’t hit for enough power to be a valuable corner in the majors. Once something is disproven, it should be canned. There’s no proving or disproving to be done here; its merely throwing Pedro’s quote back at him.

  9. Mister Delaware says:

    Johnny D. is homering in the 1st inning.

  10. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    I can see Pedro now, trying to pitch inside, up and in, to Jeter. Derek catches the 84 mph “fastball”, he laughs, tosses the ball back to Pedro and takes his base.

  11. Marsha says:

    I hear Don Zimmer is throwing out the first pitch.

  12. steve s says:

    The last time the Yanks met such an over-the-hill Hall of Fame quality famous pitcher in the WS was when Grover Cleveland Alexander (not Ronald Reagan) came in and shut down the 1926 Ruth/Gehrig Yanks. As the saying goes, shit happens. Don’t get too giddy about facing Pedro; if he has anything left we will see it and the momentum aftermath of a well-pitched Pedro win will be hard to overcome.

  13. http://offthewall.mlblogs.com/pedro250_061909.jpg

    Are the Phils gonna use CLee on short rest and pitch him 1,4,7 like the Yanks are gonna do with CC?

    If so, that leaves Hamels for only 1 start, and Pedro pitching a deciding (one way or the other) Game 6, in the Bronx.

    Granted, Hamels would be ready as Petey’s caddy in Game 6, but still…

  14. murph says:

    remember all the yankees he hit in his red sox days. He would plunk jeter and other yankees and not face any repercussions because he did not bat.
    hopefully he will bat in phillie and we can repay the favor

  15. Free Mike Vick says:

    WHO’S YOUR DADDY? *clap*clap*clap*clap*clap*

  16. ansky says:

    I’d like to see Jorge homer off Pedro and then point to his head as he crosses home plate telling Pedro to get his head in the game!

  17. Anthony says:

    Too bad I just threw out my Who’s your daddy shirt :(

  18. danny says:

    so excited!

  19. [...] The Yankees made a pair of roster moves before a World Series that featured the best of both leagues started, dropping Freddy Guzman and Frankie Cervelli in favor of Brian Bruney and Eric Hinske. Philadelphia, on the other hand, announced that Pedro Martinez would get the ball in Game Two. [...]

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