Red Sox Great Pedro Martinez Moves to New York

Pedro Martinez will wear a Boston Red Sox cap in his Hall of Fame plaque, but that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning New York, where he played for the Mets after the Yankees folded like origami in 2004.

From the Albany Times-Union Capitol Confidential:

Red Sox, Mets great Pedro Martinez honored by Legislature

Pedro Martinez traded in his Major League uniform for a baby blue plaid suit Thursday as he was honored at the Capitol by the pedro1-306x217Legislature for his on-field accomplishments and his contributions to the Dominican community.

Martinez, who was a part of Boston’s 2004 World Series-winning club and called Queens home a year later as a member of the Mets, was honored with a pair of resolutions in both the Assembly and Senate and a string of laudatory statements by Mets, Sox and, yes, many Yankee fans as he stood on the sidelines with a broad smile that did not fade.

Hey – why should it?

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