Players

The talent and personality of Pedro Martinez

"It takes you at least three to four years to become a mature pitcher in the big leagues. And I was criticized a lot of as a head hunter and labeled of ah as a mean guy that would hit guys on purpose. And I just didn't know how to pitch. Cause I'm trying to pitch inside and sometimes you miss. Ah and that was the pure truth. But I got charged to the mound a lot. And the umpires are giving me warnings in three pitches thinking I was doing it on purpose. And I knew in my heart I wasn't doing it. And God knows I wasn't doing it on purpose. But I couldn't quit pitching inside"