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Pedro and the Cockfight -- The Horrifying Video

2/7/2008 8:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained the video of three-time Cy Young award winner Pedro Martinez at a cockfight with Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal in the Dominican Republic. Did Michael Vick not teach us all a lesson?


The video shows Mets star Martinez and Marichal serving as "soltadores" -- the people who release the animals into the death ring. As the fight goes on -- which we have chosen not to show -- Martinez and Marichal can be seen in the audience, smiling and laughing.

Cockfighting is legal and popular in the Dominican Republic.

It's unclear whose rooster won, but really -- does it matter?

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marly    

Also, my parents are from the Dominican Republic...and they are anything but "low life"...And guess what? "American" is a bad word over there. They may have there backward traditions over there...but they think of us as fat, lazy, naive, selfish, uninformed, idiots. You want to know what the American stereotype is? Go to the deepest most secluded montains in the south and find yourself a redneck, imbred family...this is the image of Americans to Dominicans. Not a good feeling, huh.

2364 days ago
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marly    

Re: 190

wow buddy...bitter much?

2364 days ago
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he got brit the brats pink eyes    

!cono carajo!

2364 days ago
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paulnofsky    

this video didnt show any of the so called fight so PETA go F yourselves you losers.This is part of the culture in the DR and we dont understand this and shouldnt be criticizing what we dont understand

2363 days ago
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Lolo    

IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, WERE THIS FIGH HAPPEND IS LEGAL, SO THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.. PEOPLE IN USA ARE USE TO FALLOW THE RULES, AND DID NOT BROKE ANY RULE, SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL... LOL.. IF YOU ARE LEGAL RAISE YOUR HAND!!!! (NOBODY DID).. AND THIS COMING SPRING BREAK DON'T GO TO MEXICO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OR BRAZIL AND START DRINKING LIKE AN IDIOT, JUST BECAUSE THE LEGAL AGE FOR DRINKING IS 18... BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU AND PEDRO WILL FIT IN THE SAME SHOES..

2362 days ago
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Rouby    

Thanks for the great info

2342 days ago
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steve    

any body got problem with ****fighting or any other form of animal entertainment just needs mind they own damn buisness , stay the **** away from it then if you against it

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