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Martinez still putting on a show

Originally Published: August 13, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Pedro Martinez couldn't pitch all night. But, man, he could talk.

After a much-awaited return to the majors, Martinez was in an expansive mood.

He talked about expectations and goals. He talked about a promise to a dying father and the unusual experience of being in a major league uniform with no idea about when he would pitch. He discussed the Cubs' never-ending sale. He called himself the Old Goat. He held back tears. He mixed speeds and anecdotes.

Martinez, the ...

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