These are the times that try men's souls.-Thomas PaineThat was a quote from a man who's remains may or may not be scattered across America and England.
There's no telling what will happen to Pedro Martinez's remains, but various limbs and muscles may be scattered all over America by the time this season is over...well before the ultimate demise of Martinez.
In fact, PETA is already protesting the rumor that Pedro's suddenly tight calf is going to be turned into veal and sold on eBay.
It's not enough that the Mets are looking to plug the hole in the outfield (I don't know if Lastings Milledge is too green, but he is obviously seeing green monsters floating around in his sleep and following him to right field in Philadelphia) and now all of a sudden they have to deal with this. A tight calf in itself doesn't sound like much (especially with a gazillion game lead), but for someone like me who has trouble dealing with prosperity (who says I'm an enigma?), and I'm sure there's a bunch more in my boat (don't tip the boat over), these are indeed the times that try Met souls.