52 Total Quotes

Pedro Martinez Quotes

If I'm ready to pitch in a Grapefruit League game, why not in the regular season? It's the same thing. You just have to go out there and be patient with the things that happen. Don't worry so much about the results early and make adjustments.
Pedro Martinez
#Game

You see the Latin passion for baseball. This is how we play all the time. It's a good idea.
Pedro Martinez
#Baseball

I haven't been here long enough to know, but you're talking about the best rivalry in sports.
Pedro Martinez
#Rivalry

Sammy told me it would be an honor to join me in New York.
Pedro Martinez
#Honor

Wish me health. I'll bring my own luck.
Pedro Martinez
#Health

I know he was upset. He's been hit three times in the last two days - I don't blame him. But that wasn't my intention. That stuff happens in the game.
Pedro Martinez
#Blame

Yes. I wanted to stay. I tried hard. I did whatever was possible to try to win the ballgame.
Pedro Martinez
#Ball Game

I just guess I have to give them credit, ... For them to actually take advantage of my mistakes and hit them out - it wasn't just playing the game hard, but also to keep their concentration level so high that every time I made a mistake - they were my mistakes — that they hit them out.
Pedro Martinez
#Mistakes

That really never happened to me before, ... I learned something different. Franco was running, and I knew I had to try to get him. I looked at the replay and the coach never sent [Giles]. He just ran like somebody was chasing him.
Pedro Martinez
#Running

He did that? Grace better not be grabbing a bat again.
Pedro Martinez
#Grace

I'm currently out of shape; my arm is not strong enough, and I still have to work really hard.
Pedro Martinez
#Work

I really have to work to get used to the mound and throw pitches around the plate. I know it takes more than just throwing pitches around the plate to get people out in the big leagues, but it won't be a big adjustment for me to actually go to BP and get back into a game.
Pedro Martinez
#Work

I wasn't playing mind games with anybody, I just said what I said. I am responsible for it, but I wish everybody would fall asleep for that one and let me go out there and do my thing.
Pedro Martinez
#Quotes

I just try to do what I have to do and let the people out there do what they have to do, which is have fun, scream, yell and jump around. I try to do what I have to do, which is play baseball, and I can only play in that piece of area there, so that's what I try to do.
Pedro Martinez
#Quotes #People

It was just a night for struggles,
Pedro Martinez
#Night

Mine were not intentional, none of them. I didn't have it in my mind to come out and get myself in trouble. ... Things happen. If it's going to have to happen again, it's going to happen.
Pedro Martinez
#Mind

I believe feeling pressure is feeling a lack of confidence. Carlos is confident now. These [new] guys are confident. I just have this weird feeling about us becoming so good.
Pedro Martinez
#Confidence

It's a non-issue. In my heart, I know that I didn't mean to do anything like that. If he doesn't want to understand it or anyone doesn't want to understand it, then it's fine. Let it go. It's over.
Pedro Martinez
#Heart

I wasn't concerned about anything happening. I just played baseball.
Pedro Martinez
#Baseball

It's a great accomplishment. I can reflect on it now. This is probably one of the biggest things that has happened in my career. From the first day, all the doubts, all the second guessing my body type, it's something I should enjoy and reflect on the rest of my life.
Pedro Martinez
#Accomplishment

It was a fastball up and in. We were playing the infield in, so I was trying to keep him in the infield. But he cheated a little bit and got to it.
Pedro Martinez
#Trying

I don't go out there expecting no-hitters or anything like that. I go out there trying to make things happen, actually expecting them to hit the ball, but where I want, not precisely where they want to. That's what happened today, and I was lucky enough to be flirting with a no-hitter.
Pedro Martinez
#Trying

I felt the power in my fastball, ... That's probably why I left so many fastballs up. I was a little more erratic. I just couldn't get the ball over.
Pedro Martinez
#Power

I'm a professional. I feel I have a responsibility when I go out there because those guys pay my salary.
Pedro Martinez
#Responsibility

A-Rod is probably the only guy I could compare him to at the same age, ... Alex had some unbelievable numbers at 21, 22.
Pedro Martinez
#Age And Aging

Man. There's something in this old barn, isn't there?
Pedro Martinez
#Man

The bigger the contract, the bigger the responsibility.
Pedro Martinez
#Responsibility

I knew we weren't going to keep up the same offensive explosion we had the first three games, ... I expected it.
Pedro Martinez
#Games

I believe that if you're healthy, you're capable of doing everything. There's no one else who can give you health but God, and by being healthy I believe that God is listening to me.
Pedro Martinez
#Quotes