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Sunday, April 4, 2010
Pedro Martinez throws out first pitch

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez threw out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's season opener at Fenway Park to a huge ovation.

The right-hander entered from left field wearing his familiar No. 45 Red Sox jersey. He played for the Red Sox from 1998 to 2004 and helped the team snap an 86-year championship drought when Boston won the World Series in 2004.

Of course, everyone should remember two of his famous quotes: "I guess the Yankees are my daddy." and "Wake up the Bambino and I'll drill him in the [butt]."