Post by Darth Onyx [BLM] on Feb 8, 2021 16:06:23 GMT -5
Michael Kay told a good story about Pedro on his radio show today. Howard Bryant was a rookie sportswriter filling in on the Oakland A's beat and wrote about Dennis Eckersley giving up a game-losing home run. The paper's headline, which Bryant wasn't responsible for, was "Eckersley blows another save." Tony LaRussa was killing Bryant in front of the press pool because of that headline and then Pedro stands up and says to LaRussa "Hey, Tony! Lighten up! You know we don't write the headlines! Give the kid a break!" and that shut LaRussa right up.