Saturday, April 9, 2011

Manny Being Manny!

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A friend of mine asked me what do I think about the sudden abrupt retirement of Tampa Bay Rays slugger Manny Ramirez. My response, "what's there to say?"

Another friend of mine, who knows Manny personally, called him up and asked him, "what in the world do you think you're doing?" Manny's alleged response was, "Nothing. Here in my backyard grilling some steaks and barbecuing some ribs." I think that response says it all.

So there you have it!

My opinion on this whole "Manny failed another drug test" scandal-- it's just Manny being Manny at it's highest level. No mas!

Farewell, my friend. You take with you 555 home runs, 1831 RBI, .312 career BA and perhaps most importantly, your monumental accomplishment of being the first World Series MVP for the Boston Red Sox since, oh, a guy by the name of Babe Ruth. The funny thing is, it wouldn't surprise me if you yourself didn't know the significance of that accomplishment. I wouldn't doubt it.

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There will never be a more eccentric player than Manny in the major leagues, that's for sure.


  1. I whole heartedly agree. Big Flossy has been one of my favorite players since his days in Cleveland. I've been talking about some other stuff so I haven't had a chance to get to him until tomorrow. Let me know what you think.

  2. Thanks for the read, Cleavie. Yeah, Manny has been an interesting character over the years. I look forward to you're piece on as you call him Big Flossy (funny nickname). Loved the Rodman piece too.