Pedro and Scene

A brief episode observed by the author this afternoon, during the pre-game hours at Fenway Park.

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Artwork by the actual Pedro Martinez himself, courtesy Nick Taveras.

Generationally talented and now retired right-hander Pedro Martinez, in town for a local fundraising event, is giving an interview to an elderly reporter in the loge boxes on Fenway Park’s first-base side.

In front, and to the left, of that pair emerges former and longtime Boston pitcher Tim Wakefield from under the stadium concourse, dressed in the sort of golf shirt and chino-style pants in which a ballplayer-turned-studio-analyst is compelled by the universe to dress.

“Tim!” yells the reporter, trying to get Wakefield’s attention. “Tim!”

Wakefield turns around, sees the reporter, sees Martinez.

“Pedro,” he says, recognizing his former teammate.

Replies Martinez, laughing: “Tim, you old knuckle.”

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  1. Bitter Beane says:

    It wasn’t Nick who “doodled” this while watching a game on his laptop?

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  2. Robert J. Baumann says:

    The resemblance between Pedro Martinez and Kenny Powers is striking.

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  3. Henry says:

    this is amazing. this is so amazing. any red sox fan of the late 90s-early 00s loves those guys, and the fact that they are both friendly and cool as well as (in the case of martinez) amazing and (in the case of both) very fun to watch and part of the most successful red sox teams is awesome.

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  4. Bryan Joiner says:

    Generationally talented, eternally the best.

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  5. Guy says:

    It’s initialed NT in the bottom right corner

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    • Jaack says:

      It stands for Ninety Three, or the last two digits of his career ERA. If you notice, there is room for another letter preceding the NT, directly below the date, but TNT would give all sorts of other implications.

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  6. DoubleJ says:

    Pretty sure he said, “Tim, you old Bucko.”

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