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    Friday, June 30, 2006

    Computer Geeks!!!

    When Pedro Martinez left the Boston Red Sox for the New York Mets after the 2004 season most people assumed that the departure was over money or respect (if you are Pedro or his agent) but no it was over computers. More accurately the analytical computer reliant members of the Boston Red Sox front office. Now thanks to a couple of articles we know the real truth behind his departure.

    From Thursday's Boston Herald

    Pedro Martinez didn't want to leave Boston? Then why have multiple sources confirmed that mere hours after the Red Sox clinched the 2004 World Series did he scream the following at members of the front office as they walked triumphantly to the team charter:

    "Hey computer geeks!" Martinez screamed. "Computer geeks! This is my World Series, not yours! And now I'm a free agent and there's nothing you can do about it!"

    From Thursday's NY Daily News

    Moments after the final out last night, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein sailed through the interview room, where manager Terry Francona gives his postgame news conferences. He was whistling a happy tune, stopping only to utter five words before resuming the song: "Computer geeks one, Pedro nothing."


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