Pedro finally learns the truth

In the past few days, Pedro Martinez has had to come to grips with his links to the Evil Empire.

Updated: September 30, 2004, 12:30 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

"What can I say? I tip my cap and call the Yankees my Daddy."

-- Pedro Martinez, after blowing another lead to New York in the eighth inning Friday and losing 6-4

"Yes. It is true. It brings me great shame to admit it, but the Yankees are my Daddy. I never knew until recently because my father left my mother before I was born.

"The Dodgers, of course, are my mother, and I loved her as I love life itself. She was the most beautiful woman in the world; and when I close ...

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