MLB

Pedro to miss Canadian Baseball HOF induction due to medical condition

4 monthes ago   |   By TheScore

Former Montreal Expos great Pedro Martinez said he's unable to attend Saturday's induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ontario, due to a medical condition that's preventing him from traveling. "While I expect a full and fast recovery, we must take these precautions with regards to travel. Unfortunately, it is out of my control. I am frustrated that my absence will disappoint my fans from Canada," Martinez said in a statement. "The people of Montreal welcomed me from the moment I arrived. They provided me opportunity, support, and loyalty. They never rushed me and...
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Why Canadian baseball fans love Pedro Martinez, and vice versa

4 monthes ago   |   By Sportsnet

When Pedro Martinez gets inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this Saturday, we'll likely see the recurrence of a pattern that has played out many times since the Montreal Expos first acquired him on Nov. 19, 1993.
Canadian baseball fans will show appreciation for Martinez, who capped an impressive four-year career in Montreal with the 1997 NL Cy Young Award. Chances are, Pedro will reciprocate.
“There's such a love affair because Pedro loves them back and shows respect to them,” said Scott Crawford, the Hall of Fame's director of operations.
Even though Martinez played just...
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