People ask me all the time what the players are like. A lot ask about Pedro. Is he really a diva?
Sure he is, at times. All great pitchers are. It’s part of their make-up. He has supreme confidence, but that doesn’t translate to being standoffish to his teammates.
Even if Martinez goes on to pitch a shutout tonight, it might not have the long range importance as to what he did after the second when he waited outside the Mets’ dugout to greet outfielder Lastings Milledge, who committed what could have been a costly error when he one-handed a line drive that went off his glove.
Showing that kind of public support to a young kid can have an invaluable impact. Hope you noticed Milledge used two hands on a liner to end the fourth.