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Postby orange12 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:25 pm

From ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2120933

In a bizarre scene -- even for the ever-tumultuous Red Sox clubhouse -- clubhouse clown Kevin Millar led Ramirez into manager Terry Francona's office before the game against Minnesota and said Manny had decided to talk. While Millar mock-translated from Ramirez's easily understood English into gibberish, Ramirez said he had no problem with Francona, his teammates or the fans.

"I'm just here to play and win. I'm a gangster," he said about four hours before the non-waiver trading deadline. "I'm still here. I'm here to win. I'm here to help this team win for 2005."


:-b

Love him or hate him, Manny is still entertaining. What I would give to see that meeting with Francona on tape...
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Postby blankman » Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:26 pm

Thats just sad. He's real tough, like a gangster ;-7
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Postby Jivedude » Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:41 pm

orange12 wrote:From ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2120933

In a bizarre scene -- even for the ever-tumultuous Red Sox clubhouse -- clubhouse clown Kevin Millar led Ramirez into manager Terry Francona's office before the game against Minnesota and said Manny had decided to talk. While Millar mock-translated from Ramirez's easily understood English into gibberish, Ramirez said he had no problem with Francona, his teammates or the fans.

"I'm just here to play and win. I'm a gangster," he said about four hours before the non-waiver trading deadline. "I'm still here. I'm here to win. I'm here to help this team win for 2005."


:-b

Love him or hate him, Manny is still entertaining. What I would give to see that meeting with Francona on tape...


That meeting probably went something like this.

Manny: "I want to be traded. I don't like it here"
Terry: "Here Manny, I brought you this shiny object to play with."
Manny: " Oooh Ahhh, um uh what was I saying?"
Terry: "You were just telling us how much you like playing here."
Manny: Oh yeah, "I'm just here to play and win. I'm a gangster."
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Postby joeg24 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:51 pm

One bad point to be made as these Twins games he is "missing", could prove valuable as it's not to much of a stretch to say the two are battling for a playoff spot.
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Postby mweir145 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:08 pm

blankman wrote:Thats just sad. He's real tough, like a gangster ;-7


Ya he's really tough with all that "emotional stress" causing him to sit out ballgames. :-b
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:42 pm

Yeah well given the fact that he has had issues with Schilling who everyone including Damon seems to hate and Millar, the admitted a**hole clown of the team, you have to wonder who really has the problem up there.

The man has 90 rbis at the break, does his job and they give him sh*t about it. Now whether that warrants Manny asking for a trade is anyone's guess, but if I had someone like Manny in LF hitting a ton, I would just leave the guy alone and let him do whatever he wants as long as he does not go around blowing things up or something. So he is a little spacey...so what?
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:47 pm

blankman wrote:Thats just sad. He's real tough, like a gangster ;-7

Yeah, he also leads the league in Rbi's and Homers ;-D

So, Yeah, Gangsta :-D
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Postby nsulham » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:48 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Yeah well given the fact that he has had issues with Schilling who everyone including Damon seems to hate and Millar, the admitted a**hole clown of the team, you have to wonder who really has the problem up there.

The man has 90 rbis at the break, does his job and they give him sh*t about it. Now whether that warrants Manny asking for a trade is anyone's guess, but if I had someone like Manny in LF hitting a ton, I would just leave the guy alone and let him do whatever he wants as long as he does not go around blowing things up or something. So he is a little spacey...so what?


Normally I would agree with this but when your manager comes up to you and asks you to play, when the team is already shorthanded because of injuries, and you decline, plain and simple you're being selfish and showing up your teammates who go out there and put it on the line.

With that said though he DID deliver the game-winning pinch hit RBI so all is well...for tonight anyway.
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Postby blankman » Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:16 pm

kingctb27 wrote:
blankman wrote:Thats just sad. He's real tough, like a gangster ;-7

Yeah, he also leads the league in Rbi's and Homers ;-D

So, Yeah, Gangsta :-D


Complaining about "emotional stress," now thats what a ganster would do :-b :-b :-b :-b

And his numbers still are't as good as "pretty boy" Alex Rodriguez :-)
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Postby nsulham » Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:33 pm

blankman wrote:And his numbers still are't as good as "pretty boy" Alex Rodriguez :-)


What's this have to do with A-Rod? I didn't see him mentioned anywhere.
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