A video of New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez and Hall of Famer Juan Marichal participating in a cock fight was uploaded to YouTube this week, but has since been taken down by the company due to violations of its terms and agreements.
Martinez and Marichal were on hand as honorary soltadores, with each one dropping a cock into the ring. Towards the end of the video, it appears that Marichal’s cock was the stronger of the two and Martinez’s appears limp and presumed dead.
The fight took place at Coliseo de Gallos in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s biggest cockfighting venue. Cockfighting is legal and popular in the Dominican Republic, but is quite the opposite here in the United States.