Man, I'm not a huge Pedro fan, not a Mets fan, or a Bob Klapisch (as big a homer as any reporter) fan but just reading this made me mad...
Scouts say Martinez is throwing harder today than he was in his last two years with the Red Sox, a consistent 93 mph, with so much action on his breaking pitches that Mike Piazza admitted he was having trouble catching him.
The last time the two were paired, April 16 against the Marlins, Martinez was charged with three wild pitches – one more than he threw in all of 2004. The 36-year-old Piazza sheepishly said, "I'm not as mobile as I was 10 years ago, I'm doing the best I can. When Pedro gets going, you just throw your glove out there. There's not a lot of catchers even in their prime that could control some of those pitches."
I mean the guy pretends to be a catcher and there he is making excuses about not being able to catch his teams ace, a pitcher with very good control (he's not Kaz or Zambrano). I realize there aren't that many options with Phelps traded to the mets, but with his bat having rapidly decayed i would think that he hurts his team more then he helps being in the everyday lineup. With many pitchers with good stuff but developmental issues its too bad the Mets didn't pursue someone like Mike Mathany in the off-season
ok guys, ill get off my soapbox now
He began letting Koby Clemens drive the orange Hummer to school after he signed a letter of intent last November to play baseball for the University of Texas, whose colors are burnt orange and white. Before that, Koby drove a black Hummer to school