Manny 2006

So, it looks like the Red Sox are starting this season much like they ended the last, with Manny being a Manny. The Sox announced today that Manny Ramirez will not be reporting until March 1.

To me, this is a very disrespectful move on his part. He’s known for a long time when he needed to report and without a lot more information from him and the team, this just seems like a very selfish move on his part. With so many new players on the team, you’d think one of the team’s leaders would want to be there to get working with all these guys and get the group to work together as a team.

1 Comment so far

  1. umm yeah (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

    See Brian Murphy on Barry Bonds for a relevant comment.

    “You could chalk it up to “Barry Being Barry,” but that phrase “Blank Being Blank” has joined the phrase “Throwing Blank Under the Bus” as our most tired phrases of the mid-’00s. They’re the “Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose” of our modern-day society, our “Where’s the Beef?” of the wireless age. Retire ’em!

    Besides, “Barry Being Barry” or “Manny Being Manny” or, as I heard this week from Torino, “Bode Being Bode” is essentially giving somebody an excuse for acting like a complete tool. I don’t know about you, but tools shouldn’t be cut a break or given an excuse. They should get what’s coming to them: That is, to be called a tool.

    Imagine how different history would be if the “Blank Being Blank” excuse existed. We’d have built-in excuses for all of history’s greatest tools. Just “Attila Being Attila.” Just “Stalin Being Stalin.” And, of course, “Just OJ Being OJ.””

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