Yesterday’s news about Pedro Martinez and cockfighting got under the collar of PETA who issued a letter calling for Pedro to apologize. Pedro and the Mets released separate statements but neither issued an apology. Both said that cockfighting is legal and part of the culture in the Dominican Republic.
Personally, though I don’t support cruelty to animals, I think everyone should shut up and let this story die because there’s really nothing there. The only thing this incident stirs up is memories of Little Jerry Seinfeld.