Friday, March 06, 2009

"Sometimes you're better off to have a two-year deal in a place that you're going to be happy than have an eight-year deal in a place that you're going to, you know, suffer."

- Manny Ramirez, at his Dodgers press conference yesterday

We're sorry we made you suffer so here in Boston, Manny. We're sorry the unconditional adulation of the fans, the two World Series championships and the $160 million you earned was so intolerable. How awful for you that you were so uncomfortable here in your multi-million dollar condo, playing for a manager and front office that would bend over backwards to deflect attention from your occassional failings. How on earth did you survive 7 1/2 seasons is such a situation?

/sarcasm off

I have a lot of respect for Nomar and Pedro because, despite whatever issues they had on their way out of town, I never felt like they gave any less than 100% when they were between the white lines. Not so with Manny. He could have taken the high road and said something positive about his time in Boston or, failing that, said nothing at all. Taking a ridiculous shot like this shows just how divorced from reality Manny is. Enough already.

Here's my thought. Retire #24. For Dwight Evans, a guy who was proud to wear the uniform.


At 11:08 AM, Anonymous George said...

Whether it was a 2-year or 8-year deal, he still didn't run down fly balls consistently nor run hard to first base.

Manny will say anything to get the next larger paycheck, or to maneuver himself into a position to negotiate that check. I don't trust his words, don't trust him to be honest, don't trust him to communicate consistently, and would be perfectly happy never to hear from or about him again. Yeah he can hit a baseball, but that alone ain't enough.



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