The Fenway Faithful again ovated their one-time sweetheart, after the Sox played a hilarious montage of Petey’s great moments with the team, set to the tune of Evita’s “You Must Love Me” as performed by Madonna. (Incidentally, don’t you feel like Madge and Senor Ponchado would get along like a house on fire? I do.) Where are you when we need you, YouTube??
And then, much to the delight of said Faithful, the Red Sox proceeded to score 8 runs off a hapless Martinez. Sox announcer Jerry Remy speculated that Pedro’s head wasn’t in the right place—and Pedro himself admitted that he was a tad emotional.
But Pedro refused to let his parade be rained upon (and for once, it was dry in the Fens), saying “It’s not disappointing at all. The reception I got, I will always remember that as one of the best moments of my life.”
Awww Petey. We must love you!And we must also love Lastings Milledge of the Mets, btw, who turned a can of corn into two Red Sox runs for the second time in as many nights. Lastings, you can Milledge our left field on as many opposing teams as you want.
One other note for you numerology fans. Boston has won 11 in a row for the first time in 11 years on the same night that Mark Loretta extended his hitting streak to 11 games. WoooOOOOoooooOOOooo! Freaky.
Also, for the record, I can’t stand this guy, even though I essentially agree with him. What is it with the Boston Globe sportswriters lately? They sound like the pompous-yet-clueless principle from some 80s TV show. Okay, FINE I won’t boo Pedro and I’m sorry I booed Johnny Damon (not really, I had my fingers crossed when I said that) and I really regret becoming addicted to caffeine pills—but I was just so….so…..so scared!