Saturday, March 19, 2011

National Portrait Gallery Pouring Salt On Dodgers' Wounds

When I first read that Washington was getting Pedro Martinez, I was pissed off...but it turns out Martinez is going to the National Portrait Gallery, not the Nationals:

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will install a portrait of Pedro Martinez in a private ceremony Friday, March 25.

Born in the Dominican Republic and an American citizen since 2006, Martinez was impressive in his debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers in September 1992. He will always be remembered for the seven-year period when he established, in the words of baseball commentator Peter Gammons, “the most dominant stretch of any pitcher in baseball history.” He is an eight-time All Star and a three-time Cy Young Award winner (1997, 1999 and 2000). He has pitched for five teams in his career, most recently with the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition, Martinez was a member of the World Series-winning Red Sox in 2004.

The portrait, painted by Susan Miller-Havens, will be installed in the first-floor exhibition “Recent Acquisitions” immediately following the speaking program. It will be on view for visitors when the museum opens to the public at 11:30 a.m.

At least we'll always have Ramon.


Kyle Baker said...

Did Upper Deck photoshop that hat onto him?