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08:09 AM ET 01.25 | One of Red Sox nation's favorite sons is back in the fold -- sort of. In his new role with the Red Sox, Pedro Martinez will act as a mentor to impressionable pitchers, a spring training instructor, even a confidante for general manager Ben Cherington. Just don't expect him to pitch. "No, no, don't even think about me coming back," Martinez, 41, said [Thursday], flashing a megawatt smile. "No, no, I don't think so. Those three years, four years, that I've been (retired) made it clear that I don't belong in the field anymore." ... While the Red Sox are working out in Fort Myers, Martinez will be there, returning as a special assistant, a role that may be undefined but hardly is ceremonial.

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January 25, 2013  08:21 AM ET

I have to imagine Pedro would still be an upgrade over Lackey.

January 25, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to imagine Pedro would still be an upgrade over Lackey.

Luis Tiant would be an upgrade over Lackey.

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January 25, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to imagine Pedro would still be an upgrade over Lackey.

Flying coach would be an upgrade.

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January 25, 2013  09:20 AM ET

This is a John Henry _ larry Luchino PR stunt. Pedro's will not even be with the team, They gave him a cell phone and told players if they want to talk to him, to call him ..... This PR attempt will morph into a nightmare as players once again go around the Manager's Office to raise complaints.

January 25, 2013  10:16 AM ET

Wonder if he's bringing his lucky midget with him.

January 25, 2013  10:16 AM ET

I mean little person...sorry.

January 25, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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I'm going to take it back to Candy Cummings and Old Hoss Radbourn.

Old Hoss? Didn't he start practically 89 games one year?

January 25, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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Lefty Grove would be an upgrade

That would be sheetplucked.

January 25, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That would be sheetplucked.

Morning CSF.

January 25, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Morning CSF.

aloha clemson

January 25, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to imagine Pedro would still be an upgrade over Lackey.

who wouldn't be???

January 25, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Morning all....

January 25, 2013  10:40 AM ET

To those that were here yesterday - this is what I found about the laws of the land - I won't post it - just the link..... This explaination his how I interpret it as well.....

http://www.gotquestions.org/laws-land.html

January 25, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Good morning all. Is this the thread of the day?

January 25, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Good morning all. Is this the thread of the day?

Seems as good as any.

January 25, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Seems as good as any.

Works for me.

 
January 25, 2013  10:42 AM ET

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