The Airing of Grievances
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Please Daddy, Don't Hurt Me

There is only one word for last night's Yankee victory - Satisfying.

In case you have been living in a hole for the past week, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez made an half-hearted joke at the expense of the Boston media after he lost his last regular season start against the Yanks in September, saying "I tip my cap to them and call them my Daddy." Well, Pedro's joke has taken on a life of it's own, and the Bronx faithful (Including Frank and Yours Truly) REALLY let him have it last night. Pedro had his good stuff working in Daddy Stadium last night, but Lieber was better. Brilliant even, if you ask Mike Lupica. Lieber's dominance and Olerud's 2 run 6th inning dong gave the home team the 3-1 victory.

After the game, Pedro hits us up with more post-game interview goodness about his former life living under a banana tree. (See the video here, by clicking on the link "Pedro's 'who's your daddy reaction'" on the right side of the page.) Enjoy. This morning, it's doom and gloom in the Bean, as even true believer Bob Ryan is shocked by the first two games. But a 2-0 series lead means it is truly the Best of Times in the Boogie Down.

As for Cozmo, I've still got love for Pedro, even though I said "Who's your Daddy" at least 50 times last night. I personally am glad that Pedro came out and represented, and didn't get chased early. Yeah, he's a villain. Yeah, he's insane. But he has been the most consistently entertaining part of this rivalry over the past 8 years (other than the Yanks winning, of course) and a pitcher I will always remember as a warrior. Well played, Little Petey, and fare thee well if you leave the Sox this off-season.
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