He says he will keep playing as long as it's fun, which, by the looks of things, could be a very long time. "I could retire and play golf every day," he says, "but I would rather play baseball. This game is inside of me. It's as big a thrill now to put on a uniform as it was 15 or 20 years ago."
Says his boss, Stavrenos, "To me, Pedro reflects everything that is slowly disappearing from the game. And that is just a pure love of playing baseball." The love of the game. This is the daddy of all clich�s, one that seems especially hollow in baseball these days. But the Northern League is proof that such a pie-in-the-sky concept truly does exist, somewhere.