While the Yankees returned to glory by winning the World Series, the inevitability of full-scale instant replay in baseball stood out as perhaps the most important aspect of the 2009 postseason.
The Yankees are still in command, but this World Series suddenly has a different feel as it swings to New York for Game 6 on Wednesday night.
News and notes from around Spring Training.
Martinez dominated his old nemesis for eight innings, Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran homered and the Mets hit four sacrifice flies in a 6-4 Subway Series victory Friday night.
After Pedro Martinez dominated his old nemesis, Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams rallied the New York Yankees to victory in the first Subway Series of the season.
Pedro Martinez had a cortisone shot in his right hip and was pushed back in the New York Mets rotation to Sunday's series finale against the New York Yankees.
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre would love to have Pedro Martinez in his rotation -- just like he'd love to have any great starting pitcher.
Forget the past. Yankees catcher Jorge Posada would be happy to see Pedro Martinez in pinstripes.
Game 7. This isn't just the deciding game of the 2004 ALCS. This is the culmination for every Yankees-Red Sox showdown since Babe Ruth was traded.
The Red Sox announced Curt Schilling has a torn tendon. That means Pedro Martinez's Game 2 start just became even more important for Boston.
For the Red Sox to get past the Yankees, Pedro Martinez almost certainly will have to find a way to master the team he calls "daddy."
Six months later, Pedro Martinez and the Boston Red Sox held on against the Yankees and completed a weekend blowout in the Bronx.
Javier Vazquez will pitch on three days' rest for the New York Yankees against Pedro Martinez and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
New hires like Lee Mazzilli and Ozzie Guillen start fresh, but not necessarily with a clean slate.
By sticking with Pedro Martinez in the fateful eighth inning of Game 7, Grady Little cost the Red Sox a trip to the World Series.
With a win in Game 6, the Red Sox set up yet another showdown between Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens.