Pedro receives Hall-worthy welcome in Dominican Republic
Martinez dedicates HOF election to home country
By Jamal Collier
Shortly after learning he had received enough votes to gain entry to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Pedro Martinez posted on his Twitter account that he "would love to see what is like to celebrate something related to me in the DR. I can just imagine how the streets are right now," referring to the Dominican Republic.
When Martinez made his return to his native country Saturday, he received a hero's welcome.
From the moment he stepped off a private jet, holding a small Dominican Republic flag, Martinez was greeted by by dozens of people, including his mother, Leopoldina. He took a caravan from the airport to a public park in Santo Domingo, where thousands of people gathered to welcome him.
I would love to see what is like to celebrate something related to me in the DR. I can just imagine how the streets are right now.