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Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby thedude » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:29 pm

Manny is sitting on 491 homers right now. He is one of the best slugger's of this generation. He should hit his 500th home run sometime soon. Therefore, it is time to give him a milestone watch thread.
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby jfg » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:43 pm

I didn't realize he was that close. I knew he was getting there but I didn't understand that it was inevitable that it would happen this year. How is that his career can be so underrated? Usually a personality like his along with being in a major market adds to the legend but in his case it's the other way around.
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby thedude » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:55 pm

jfg wrote:I didn't realize he was that close. I knew he was getting there but I didn't understand that it was inevitable that it would happen this year. How is that his career can be so underrated? Usually a personality like his along with being in a major market adds to the legend but in his case it's the other way around.


I think him being underrated has a lot to do with people outside and inside of Boston focusing on what a goof-ball he is. But he is a guy with crazy career numbers: 491 homers, .313 career batting average, .409 OBP, .592 Slg% (8th highest all-time), a 154 OPS+, 2 Hank Aaron Awards, and 9 silver sluggers (only Piazza and Bonds have more). He might be a crazy, but he can really hit the ball.
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby nsulham » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:09 pm

About time Manny gets his own watch thread ;-D

Can't wait to track the path to 500 for one of the greatest hitters of this generation.
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby j24jags » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:10 pm

Yup, great idea with this thread ;-D
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby thedude » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:06 pm

Manny just homered today off Mike Mussina. Number 492.
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby Super Manny » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:22 pm

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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby thedude » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:40 pm

Manny just crushed 493 in Cleveland. A clutch homer to give the red sox the lead with 2 outs in the 9th.
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby RocketsDWM » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:44 pm

Joe B. throws an absolute meatball fastball right down the heart of the plate to one of the best hitters of all time.

Way to go Manny! Take your time rounding those bases, you deserve it. ;-D ;-D ;-D

His last two HR's have been bombs!
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Re: Manny Ramirez's 500 HR Watch

Postby Super Manny » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:44 pm

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