Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm sorry, I can't help it.

But I love Manny Ramirez.

The photo that he held up in the dugout last night is hysterical. I cant possibly be the only one who laughed?

His quotes to the Press though not so funny; theres clearly a major league pissing contest going on here, and the real unfortunate aspect of it all is that its happening in the forum of the media rather than behind closed doors, player to organization. You know, Manny-a-mano so to speak.

Manny makes it abundantly clear that he has a great sense of humor even when things are turned against him. Call it not caring --- if thats what works for him, so be it. I think its better to have a few laughs at your own expense, than to be a hot head and/or a mope ala Nomar Garciaparra. However, Nomahhh (of whom I never was a fan) didn’t perform well towards the end. Theres very little similarity to this situation outside of the fact that the Owners and Management clearly were disenchanted with both players in question, because Manny isnt struggling.

So while my gut thinks that all this trade talk is posturing, because I truly feel that the team would get more for him after this season than at the trade deadline and didnt I read somewhere that his no trade clause needed to be signed by 3pm yesterday in order to have a trade happen today I could very well be wrong; and come 4pm, it may very well be Manny being Manny as a Marlin”…as the rumors are suggesting.

And I will be a very sad girl.

Because the truth of the matter is --- the Red Sox won two World Series with this player and whether hes a diva or not, hes worth it to a team that wants to win. And after all is said and done, the dust has settled and the drama has cleared, when looking back on video clips of Manny being Manny in the dugout or hitting home runs out of the park he is going to go down as one of the most beloved Red Sox players by Red Sox Nation.

Say what you want nowbut we all know that time heals all wounds, and that we look back on past relationships with rose colored glasses.

And our love affair with Manny Ramirez will be reflected upon no differently.

Sox fans, be careful what you wish for --- because you just may get it.


Mom said...

As much as I knew there were "so called" negotiations being held on trading Manny, I somehow thought it just wouldn't least not right now and have to say how saddened I was to learn he has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. No more "Manny being Manny" in Boston:( How sad is that?:(

Rebecca said...

Yup, I'm pretty sad. I think we sort of gave up mpre than we shoul've - and didnt improve any -- but thats my rant for tomorow...

Rebecca said...

sorry for the typos -- i'm typing w/ one hand!!! lol

Lloyd L. Corricelli said...

Good riddance, Manny. I appreciate his contributions to winning 2 World Series, but baseball is a team sport and he is not about being a team player.

He got paid $20M a year from the Sox and is crying about being mistreated? Puhlease....