"I'm going to do it. But I want to throw a party too. I want to make it part of every place that I'm going to be remembered and loved by the fans. I'm going to start by doing something in the Dominican, officially signing the papers, probably coming back to Boston and getting something going with you guys."Martinez, now 40, last pitched for the Phillies in Game 6 of the 2009 World Series. He was speaking today at a holiday toy drive in Bedford, Massachusetts.
"It was after I didn't play for one year and I was able to garden again with my mom and be with my boys and go to baseball games. I got attached, I got attached to that kind of life. Being at home, being able to sit on my boat and not worry about tomorrow. It was really what made me lean towards not coming back.When you are picking party spots, n'oubliez pas Montreal, Pedro!
"I still feel the little itch to go and compete. Actually seeing the Red Sox this winter, before they were disqualified, I saw so many holes that I could probably fill while watching those games. It makes me want to go, but the other part of me says, 'No'."