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 Legislature 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?