Pedro Martinez was once the greatest pitcher on the planet*, but now he is an assistant to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. This is great, because it means more Pedro in our lives, as well as in the lives of the current Red Sox: having Pedro near your pitchers cannot be a bad thing, even if he can't necessarily turn them all into little Pedros.
*I should say "in the universe" but it's possible there is an entire planet full of Pedros out there somewhere in the vastness of space. It would explain an awful lot about Pedro's pitching, really.
He can give us great photo opportunities during a time of year where everything is generally blurry and from a cell phone, though:
The Globe’s Jim Davis with a great photo: @45PedroMartinez sneaking a look at the #RedSox game yesterday: pic.twitter.com/P9JWYjGN8h— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 28, 2014
There is little I want more to break up the doldrums of spring than for a series of photos of Pedro peeking his head out of stuff during Sox games.