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Manny Ramirez has no verve by red

Apparently, Manny has no verve, no guts, no grittiness, no hutzpa. According to the NY Times’ “Bats” Blog, Ramirez said thusly

“We’re not going to give up,” Ramirez said. “We’re just going to go, play the game and move on. If it doesn’t happen, so who cares? It’s always next year. It’s not like the end of the world.”

(My emphasis.) It’s not too hard to come to the conclusion that Manny does not necessarily put the success of the Red Sox first on his list of priorities (other things low on that list: the all star game and humility), but I think this is just a case of him trying to “relax” the team and keep it loose, and ends up coming out as finely chopped gourmet liver for sportswriters. Or, maybe he truly doesn’t care. Not too hard to imagine. And besides, maybe a fire of passion for winning doesn’t burn in his heart as strongly as some other players, but he still wants to hit the hell out of the ball, as proved by last night’s homer.

Either way, he still has no excuse for his supreme jerkness while hitting that homer, from about : 44 to :51 (or about -:20 to -:14).


In other news: Our friends at noMaas have kindly presented an educational graphic:

I must admit that I’m surprised, happy, and annoyed all at the same time that this isn’t getting as much media attention as I thought it would. Happy, because I’d like people to focus on baseball and not the little stupid stuff in between, but annoyed also because we all know what would happen if A-Rod had done the same play. With Pedroia, it’s “hustle”, with A-Rod it’s bush league. Good definition of life right there.



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Dustin was falling and trying to keep himself up but why let facts get in the way.

If anything your moving picture proves that.

Comment by FireDannyAinge

The Indians are where Manny came from. His immature selfish ways came from them and yes there is a reason he acts that way. They boo him and he does what he does.

Comment by FireDannyAinge

A) It’s not MY picture, it came from noMaas, so I don’t have specific details on it. Even if he did fall down, it’s not lke he didn’t mind trying knocking the ball out of the glove in the process.

B) So the Indians are to blame for Mannny’s showboating? The Cleveland front office or the fans or the players or the coaches persuaded him to act like that and he’s showing off what he learned while playing there or something, is that what you’re trying to say? Whatever reason you give, there’s no excuse. Even if the fans do boo you and you hit a homer the next pitch, that’s not an excuse.

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