posted at 10/5/2013 10:14 AM EDT
enlighten me. Bottom line is when Pedro was here he developed a big mouth. The sox refused to give him one last big contract and that was a smart move. Plenty of sox fans were glad to see him go as well many sad too.
Ortiz has come out in defense of Arod and said he did not like the whole thowing at Arod incident. I wonder what Ortiz thinks when Pedro says that he meant to hit 90 percent of the batters who he beamed. Do you have an opinion on that or do you only post stats?
1-Just going back to the HBP, he hit 77 in the AL, and 64 in the NL. Given that the AL has 9 batters, and the NL only 8, that makes it closer to 77/72 on a pro forma basis. Maybe it's time to admit that your statement that he'd have never hit a batter if he had to step into the batters' box was completely wrong.
2-I wouldn't have signed him to a new contract either, but that has nothing to do with Pedro, and everything to do with money and draft comp.
3-The word is 'beaned', not 'beamed', and I do not recall him ever beaning anyone, though he did come close against the NYY catcher.
4-Don't know what Papi and ARod have to do with Pedro.
5-And last, but not least, if you think that most RS fans were glad to see him go, you apparently did not see his return to Fenway Park with the NYMs. It was the single biggest ovation I have seen a player get. It was so big, and so loud, and so long, he was too emotional to even pitch. He is probably the most popular living RS player.