How about Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez?
What can I say – just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy. I can't find a way to beat them at this point. ... They're that good. They're that hot right now – at least against me. I wish they would disappear and not come back.For any sportsman to make such a comment is bad. For a player on a team that has to face the Yankees 19 times a season, it's stupid. But, for a member of the Red Sox to say that is like telling everyone in Boston to 'just shut up and take your beating'.