Friday, January 27, 2006

Toe Taps

So Pedro Martinez will wear a special shoe made by Nike for, get this: the rest of his career to help his aching toe.

Is anybody else worried here?

I mean, isn't this what everybody feared when Pedro got here? More than the rumored diva antics or the flaky dances in the dugout. It's the fact that Pedro is perpetually one pitch away from falling in a heap of body parts on the mound.

And now this news...and all of a sudden the starting rotation, which was at 8 in October, is now at four and a half.

Luckily, my crack staff has dug up a prototype of the new shoe:

7 comments:

kyle in newport news said...

look at pedro. not a big guy. where's the power? must be in his feet. special feet.

special feet need special shoes. problem solved, 20 wins*. : )

*now, some of these might come in the postseason...

OR THE WBC!!! pedro pitches the first no-hitter pitched by a met... but not for the mets... crazy world (baseball classic).

kyle in newport news said...

2 hours and counting in the Red Sox Ticketing virtual waiting room...

Damn you, interleague play!

jabair said...

what concerns me more is the fact that pedro is starting to flap his mouth in to the media...

kyle in newport news said...

so it took me 10 hours and 30 minutes, but i now have a ticket for every game of the mets-red sox series and 2 for the finale.

that is, if i didn't screw up by buying for three games and they decided to cancel both of my orders.

in which case i'm never cheering for the red sox again.

Anonymous said...

No, we weren't afraid of Pedro's toe giving him trouble, we were afraid of his arm falling off from a "partially torn" labrum. The fact of the matter is the guy knows how to pitch. Period. I'm convinced if he were just a floating head in a jar he could still strike people out.

Tommy_Calzone said...

Good point Jabir.

I thought his comment on Arod was outta left field. Really, Pedro please let your country down too and decline. I promise you Met fans will be much more grateful to you for a WS Championship than all of the Dominican could be for a WBC Championship!

jdon said...

How about this--Pedro gets the toe cut off and replaed with a prosthetic toe--designed by Nike, of course.
Voila!

Problem solved.

I call this the Ronnie Lott Solution