From Geoff Baker:
Just as Bedard will learn more about Seattle in the months ahead, Mariners fans are seeking any tidbit they can find on the team's potential playoff meal ticket. As a primer: Bedard admits to being media shy, didn't learn to speak English until junior college and favors the Ottawa Senators hockey team over the nearby Montreal Canadiens.
Erik Bedard: the greatest pitcher that ever did live. Never leave us.