LADY AT THE BAT: Is Manny Really Being Manny?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Is Manny Really Being Manny?

Did Manny Ramirez really say he didn't care if the Red Sox lost the ALCS? Does he really understand what he did when he raised his arms after hitting that home-run the other night? Well, here are his comments in full, according to Boston.com:

"Man, I'm just happy to do something special like that. I'm not trying to show up anybody out there. I'm just trying to go have fun. If somebody strikes me out and shows me up, that's part of the game. I love it. I like that. I like to compete, and when people strike me out or whatever and they show me up, it's all good. There's no hard feelings. I'm not trying to show anybody up.

"We're just going to go have fun and play the game. That's it. If we go play hard and the thing doesn't come like it's supposed to come, we'll move on. We'll come next year. Why should we panic? We've got a great team. If it doesn't happen, good. We'll come next year and try to do it again.

"We're confident every day. It doesn't matter how things go for you. We're not going to give up. We're just going to go and play the game, like I've said, and move on. If it doesn't happen, so who cares? There's always next year. It's not like the end of the world or something."

Did anyone else get sucked into thinking he only spoke the last three sentences? When will we ever learn? Do big outfits like ESPN really need to do this? Do they really need the ratings so badly that they take things out of context like that? They don't need to but, apparently they think they need to.

The Lady

[Photo: Amy Sancetta/AP]

1 comment:

Kenrick Thomas said...

I'M GLAD TORRE TURNED IT DOWN, IT'S TIME FOR THE YANKEES TO MAKES FOR ANOTHER MANAGER. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE