Aug 14, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; A plaque honoring former Boston Red Sox player Pedro Martinez sits on a table as part of the Red Sox Hall of Fame Class of 2014 before the game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The tragedy of 9/11 had put baseball on hold, but not the petulance that Pedro was capable of displaying.
Joe Kerrigan was the Boston manager and had been the pitching coach when Martinez was with the Montreal Expos. The dislike Martinez had for Kerrigan was intense and after a long travel it surfaced when Kerrigan asked Pedro to supervise a workout for two pitchers.
Martinez removed his uniform, which he had placed over his street clothes, and tossed it at the feet of Kerrigan.
"“I never should have done that, out of respect for the Red Sox, but I wanted to disrespect Joe”"
That season was one of frustration for Martinez as arm issues limited Pedro to 18 starts.
Sources: “Pedro” by Michael Silverman. Boston Globe. Baseball-reference.
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