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That’s Just Manny Being Manny

Posted by Matt on October 18, 2007


After watching his game-now-within-four-runs home run before trotting the bases like it was the game winner in the bottom of the 9th in the 7th game of the World Series on Tuesday night, Manny Ramirez is at it again with this quote, courtesy of, regarding the possibility of losing the ALCS to the Cleveland Indians.

“It doesn’t happen, so who cares? There’s always next year. It’s not like it’s the end of the world.”-Manny Ramirez,

I am sure that there is a strong possibility the quote was taken out of context or Ramirez was trapped with specific questions, but is there any other player in Major League Baseball right now that exhibits such random, and at times bizaare, behavior on a regular basis and gets away with it in the clubhouse, and in the media, in the manner that Ramirez does?

Spring Training ‘I won’t play this year’ talk?  That’s just Manny being Manny.

Rumors of tifts with Terry Francona along with July trade demand accusations in 2005?  That’s just Manny being Manny.

Posing for a home run at home plate with your team still down 4 runs in the game and down 2-1 in the series?  That’s just Manny being Manny.

And now, not caring whether the team makes the World Series or not? 

Apparently that’s just Manny being Manny.


3 Responses to “That’s Just Manny Being Manny”

  1. Aedhelgrim said

    Frankly, as long as they win, and as long as there’s a J.D. Drew or other player to step up and keep their season alive, I don’t give a damn what any player says, be that Manny or Schilling or any of a number of other players on the Red Sox team. Sure, he’s a bit odd, but he stays entertaining, and more importantly, he stays more than good enough to keep his job and be an asset to his team. So I don’t care what he says off the field, because what he says by his actions on the field is often deafening.

  2. Matt said

    Oh I agree to an extent, I mean he has earned his job. They actually, after this was written, had a final thought by the female reporter on this morning’s ESPN’s The Sports Reporters. Her final rant was there any other job where you can be like, well that is just so-and-so being so-and-so.

    Her thoughts kind of aligned with mine and maybe even clarified a little more…

    Thanks for the comments though!!!!

  3. Aedhelgrim said

    After posting that, I wondered if that mellowness is part of what it takes for him to continue to perform. If him being mellow and expressing that mellow philosophy is what keeps him with a career .313 batting average, .409 OBP, and .593 slugging, I have no problem with Manny Being Manny.

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