Monday, April 25, 2005

vote for pedro

nike ran an television spot a few years ago which enraptured me. it featured a little boy running through the streets of, presumably, his town in the dominican republic. when he gets home, he tapes a newspaper article from the sports pages onto his bedroom wall and breathlessly exhales, "pedro." he says it in a tone that combines reverence, incredulity and wonder. so yes, i know the 2005 baseball season is still young but new met pedro martinez's performance has me saying his name the same way. there is not need for other words to describe him, just pedro is enough.

at a mets game last week, listmaker suggested martinez go by one name, a la ichiro. i couldn't agree more. he's pitching tomorrow so i probably jinxed him.


Blogger weasel said...

He will always be Petey up here, but I understand if you need to assign him a new Mets name. Enjoy his wonderfulness; who'da thunk it?

April 25, 2005 11:42 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

That story reminded me of the commercial where the boy hands the football player a coke as he stands in awe of his towering hero. Good

April 27, 2005 9:00 PM  
Blogger Listmaker said...


i think you are thinking of that pepsi ad where mj's hair is set on fire.

April 27, 2005 11:49 PM  

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