Pedro Martinez on the 'steroid era' in baseball
Ed Pedro let's start with this. Now that the game is cleaned up quote unquote were you surprised no one was voted into the hall of fame last month. Well I walk them really surprised because I know that. Some of those guys. You know the -- involved in the steroid scandal. What probably going to be -- right by the writers and and the writers have made it clear that. That they were going to be hard on those guys that that do that Houston and now. And some of them -- -- proven to who have use some of the illegal substance. But. Biggio stands out that I had the same time I totally understand that that when. When the writers decide to take someone in the first ballot. Possibly someone really special lines and I'm not saying BU doesn't belong and probably in the first about it that this is their decision and I respected them. He also opened up some of them will go especially guys that I -- -- and I thought how legit chance right before. They weren't actually mentioning those scandals like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and you know probably stymied the -- what what the deal Austin. You know I respect that decision and that's all that's all I can say I I. Anything else to say about it and I hope that someday they make it because those are people that. That would grew up admiring him in and I I think did some unbelievable how valuable things in baseball. Pitcher used to have a saying I remember well used to say I did it clean no steroids no green he's no pills. And when you look back at the error in which you pitched it was the height of the steroid era you've pitched in the American League east and you pitched in the league with the designated hitter and you compiled the numbers you did when you look back now. Putting that into context in the area in which you pitched. Do your achievements modesty aside seem all the more remarkable. Of course I believe they do it and and and if I get some sleep at peace. Now I sleep better. Because I know I did it cleaned everybody asked me it's funny that you brought that up because everybody goes little bit -- you still look like you compare it. And when pokey the club allows -- -- -- -- -- nice bands what size security. Says the same one at that same. You like laughing a lot of people use you really. The same size same -- everything I think yes the same everything in and I'm glad I did it that way I'm glad I did it clean them and I'm glad I can enjoy my body the way it is. And I still look like I -- -- I don't feel anything and anywhere in my body. And he on the extremely proud to have done it clean. In an era where. You can only imagine if you -- level ground that Hamels pitching. That's all you can think off but -- I never won that in these few days you away. I landed I -- the toughest play. And I ended in a clean way. And the tough way -- Allen and anonymous and be proud to have done it that way.
Pedro Martinez gives his input on playing during the 'steroid era' in baseball.