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.

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  • Coach6423

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

  • jsbrendog

    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?

    • Sammy Feds

      Oh I promise, you will definitely hear it.

  • http://z.about.com/d/gonyc/1/0/A/S/nyc080106_186.jpg Sam P.

    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.

      There will definitely be Red Sox footage because of this.

      • http://z.about.com/d/gonyc/1/0/A/S/nyc080106_186.jpg Sam P.

        Yeah, I know … just poking fun at Fox on that one …

    • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

      “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

        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.

        • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

          and then we spent…

        • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose


  • Joe

    We’ve missed him

  • CountryClub


  • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

    It was right in the title though!

  • CountryClub

    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.


  • TheZack

    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?

    • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

      “Cowboy Up”? lol

      • Mister Delaware

        “You only pitched half a season because you’re old and probably wouldn’t have held up over 30+ starts” (clap, clap, clap,clap,clap)

        • jsbrendog

          i vote this one

          • jsbrendog

            “you only pitched half a season because you think you’re still mid 90s pedro and don’t realize you’re not anywhere near as good as you used to be or worth 5 mil guaranteed over a full season and you’re old and probably wouldn’t have held up over 30+ starts” (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)

            • TheZack

              Both of these would be far better :)

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Or, once he gets shelled out of the place:

          “Bet you wish you’d taken that minor league contract we offered!” (clap, clap, clapclap, clap)

    • trueblue

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

      • http://pinstripepalace.blogspot.com/ Brien Jackson

        Does that mean you go fuck yourself?

        *scratches head*

        • trueblue

          no. the player hids and then F’s themself. I just stay put and go about my day

          • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

            You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?

    • Coach6423

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

    • CountryClub

      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.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      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.

      • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

        Actually, according to Nate Silver at Baseball Prospectus…it’s not even in the top 5 choke jobs in recent memory…check it out. Mathematical statistics say otherwise!!
        Biggest Choke Jobs in History

        My personal favorite is #2…

        • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

          But… but… that can’t be right. The Red Sox are on that list 3 times and the Yankees are only on it once.

          • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

            Exactly. I love that article. I throw it around to Sox fans constantly…it makes them VERY angry…to say the least lol

      • TheZack

        So if you’ve moved on, why not move on to something that at least has some contemporary relevance?

        • UWS

          Because it’s funny. Lighten up, Francis!

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Any of you homos… touch me… and I’ll kill ya.

    • Jeremy

      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

      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

        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.

        • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

          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

          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

          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.

  • Mister Delaware

    Johnny D. is homering in the 1st inning.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    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.

  • Marsha

    I hear Don Zimmer is throwing out the first pitch.

  • steve s

    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.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Really? That’s the best example you got? Grover Freakin Alexander?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Well, there’s not exactly tons of 37-39 year old pitchers who start games in the World Series. Small sample size.

      • steve s

        Fell free to come up with a better or more famous one (but I don’t think you will be able to).

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    This could be fun.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      This could will be fun.

      Fixed that for ya.

      • Mike Pop

        With a measly little 88 mph fastball.

        Better hit Pedro hard.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105


    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…

    • Mister Delaware

      Why couldn’t the Phillies come back with Hamels on 3 days rest in Game 6?

      • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105

        they could, but it seems like they don’t want to pitch, or at least start, him on the road.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105

    Heard they will be selling these at game 2:

  • murph

    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

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      1) he most likely will not pitch in Philly.
      2) you don’t intentionally hit the pitcher unless you’re up by like 56 runs.

  • Free Mike Vick

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

  • ansky

    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!

  • Anthony

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

  • danny

    so excited!

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