Friday, July 29, 2005

Shockingly wrong

Usually I'm right about most things. At least that's what I try to convince myself. However, I'm sometimes wrong.

And then there are times when I am so incredibly wrong, so amazingly off base, so egregiously mistaken, that I consider taking a vow of silence.

For those of you who haven't been following the news from the world of sports, Boston Red Sox leftfielder Manny Ramirez has been acting like a big baby recently. Here's the rundown:
  • He's asked to be traded because of a lack of privacy, despite allowing the Boston Globe Magazine to photograph his child's bedroom.
  • During a recent game, he went into the Green Monster to go to the bathroom while pitching coach Dave Wallace visited the mound. Ramirez barely made it back onto the field in time for the next pitch.
  • In a game against the Devil Rays on Tuesday, he failed to run out a groundball, potentially jeopardizing a Sox rally.
  • On Wednesday, he refused to play. During the weekend, he asked manager Terry Francona for a day off. Francona told him that it would make more sense if he sat on Wednesday, and Ramirez agreed. However, on Tuesday, rightfielder Trot Nixon injured himself, leaving the Sox short an outfielder. After the game, Francona asked Ramirez to reconsider his desire to take the next day off. Ramirez said he still needed the rest. It's important to note that during Tuesday's game, Sox pitcher Matt Clement was struck in the head by a line drive that left him motionless on the field for about 10 minutes.
On July 6, this email exchange took place between me and a friend:

Me: Manny is only three grand slams away from tying Lou Gehrig for the most in history.

Friend: He's a jerk.

Me: Based on what qualifications?

Friend: Based on his hanging out with enrique wilson after he didn't play in a game.

Me: Manny doesn't do that kind of stuff anymore. He's a changed man. Seriously. Ever since the Sox tried to literally give him away, he's matured. It really opened his eyes.

1 Comments:

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jay said...

Maybe also important to note that "friend" thinks all red sox players are jerks, but Manny takes the cake.

 

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