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It’s A Shame Nelson De La Rosa Isn’t Alive To See This


The Pedro Martinez Comeback will reach its conclusion Wednesday when the 37-year-old Dominican will come off the disabled list and start for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Martinez last pitched at the Major League level on September 5th last year for the New York Mets.

Unfortunately, the news of the resurrection of Martinez’s career is dampened somewhat by the fact that Nelson De La Rosa, Pedro’s little friend and good-luck charm during his glory days with the Red Sox, sadly passed away in 2006.

Maybe we can find some other little person to fill the void – they all look alike, right? Maybe Verne Troyer or that guy who played Mickey on Seinfeld. Ah, who am I kidding? Those guys are probably way too busy to take the time out of their hectic schedules. Say, do the Padres have a game scheduled tomorrow? If not, David Eckstein could possibly do it.

Oh, they do have one, huh? Nevermind then. Sorry, Pedro, it looks like you’re going to have to go it alone this time.

Pedro to start Wed.; Moyer sent to the bullpen [USA Today]
Nelson De La Rosa, 38, Actor and Good-Luck Charm for Red Sox, Dies [The New York Times]