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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby KCollins1304 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:40 pm

mweir145 wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=3390928

Obviously, he's a natural," says Red Sox utility infielder Alex Cora, one of Ramirez's closest friends in the game. "But he works at his craft every day. He doesn't ever take the game for granted. Without a doubt, he's the hardest working guy I've ever been around -- and I've been around a lot.


Sorry but I'm taking Joe Blow on the internet over people that actually know him. :-° ;-)
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:23 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:
mweir145 wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=3390928

Obviously, he's a natural," says Red Sox utility infielder Alex Cora, one of Ramirez's closest friends in the game. "But he works at his craft every day. He doesn't ever take the game for granted. Without a doubt, he's the hardest working guy I've ever been around -- and I've been around a lot.


Sorry but I'm taking Joe Blow on the internet over people that actually know him. :-° ;-)

+1 :-b
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby wake » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:55 pm

mweir145 wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=3390928

Obviously, he's a natural," says Red Sox utility infielder Alex Cora, one of Ramirez's closest friends in the game. "But he works at his craft every day. He doesn't ever take the game for granted. Without a doubt, he's the hardest working guy I've ever been around -- and I've been around a lot.


"..says Red Sox utility infielder Alex Cora, one of Ramirez's closest friends in the game.."

Of course a friend of Manny's would say that though. He's not going to say he's a lazy ballplayer. I'm not saying it's not true, I just wanted to point out that Cora might not be the most reliable source.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby mweir145 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:08 am

wake wrote:
mweir145 wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=3390928

Obviously, he's a natural," says Red Sox utility infielder Alex Cora, one of Ramirez's closest friends in the game. "But he works at his craft every day. He doesn't ever take the game for granted. Without a doubt, he's the hardest working guy I've ever been around -- and I've been around a lot.


"..says Red Sox utility infielder Alex Cora, one of Ramirez's closest friends in the game.."

Of course a friend of Manny's would say that though. He's not going to say he's a lazy ballplayer. I'm not saying it's not true, I just wanted to point out that Cora might not be the most reliable source.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8142 ... 2&ATT=3498


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Everyone always think the most talented players — the Cal Ripkens of the world — are just gifted. It's the exact opposite. They are gifted. But they work harder — in a lot of cases, twice as hard — as everybody else. That was the personality who came to mind for me with Manny — Cal. Cal took a hundred groundballs every day — every day. Manny hits and he's in the video room as much as I am, watching video.

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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby mweir145 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:10 am

I wish all players were as lazy as Manny Ramirez.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby Bloody Sox » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:19 am

By all accounts I've heard over the last 8 years, Manny is one of the hardest working guys on the team in terms of preparation (for hitting anyhow) and is generally liked by most of his teammates. That to me has nothing to do with the possibility that he struck out on purpose - I'm not positive he did, but I think there's a very good chance he did based on his other antics.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby mweir145 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:41 am

Bloody Sox wrote:By all accounts I've heard over the last 8 years, Manny is one of the hardest working guys on the team in terms of preparation (for hitting anyhow) and is generally liked by most of his teammates. That to me has nothing to do with the possibility that he struck out on purpose - I'm not positive he did, but I think there's a very good chance he did based on his other antics.

And I don't. Especially after I watched the pitch he struck out on.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:32 am

mweir145 wrote:
Bloody Sox wrote:By all accounts I've heard over the last 8 years, Manny is one of the hardest working guys on the team in terms of preparation (for hitting anyhow) and is generally liked by most of his teammates. That to me has nothing to do with the possibility that he struck out on purpose - I'm not positive he did, but I think there's a very good chance he did based on his other antics.

And I don't. Especially after I watched the pitch he struck out on.

Okay, so how about the two of you call it a draw and let it go already???? We're never going to know the "truth" anyway so why does it matter? And since when does a Jays fan defend Manny to a Sox fan? Next thing you know cats and dogs will be dancing in the street... :-B

As far as his options are concerned, anyone who thinks the Sox are going to let Manny walk at the end of the year are crazy. Do I get a little nervous anytime a ball is hit sharply to LF? You bet. Does his base-running frustrate me sometimes? Yup. Do I love the fact that he is a future hall of famer who can probably quite easily put up .290/30/100 next year while protecting Ortiz in the line-up and give us a shot at the playoffs again? You bet I do!

He's coming back to Boston, like him or not. You have to take the good with the bad and the good and, in my humble opinion ( ;-D ), the good far outweighs the bad in the case of his on-again, off-again antics.

Now, let's all play nice :-D

I gotta go, I think my dog is swing-dancing with my neighbor's cat....
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby HunglikeChampions » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:31 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:
As far as his options are concerned, anyone who thinks the Sox are going to let Manny walk at the end of the year are crazy.


Count me in the crazy group then, because I dont think there is much of a chance he comes back unless he goes totally nuts in the 2nd half. I think Theo cant wait to get his hands on that 20 million and use it to get a younger slugger or another top arm.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:31 pm

mweir145 wrote:
Bloody Sox wrote:By all accounts I've heard over the last 8 years, Manny is one of the hardest working guys on the team in terms of preparation (for hitting anyhow) and is generally liked by most of his teammates. That to me has nothing to do with the possibility that he struck out on purpose - I'm not positive he did, but I think there's a very good chance he did based on his other antics.

And I don't. Especially after I watched the pitch he struck out on.

The amount of at bats are few and far between where an ump is going to call a third strike looking on an 0 - 2 count to Manny Ramirez. I'm not sure this has been mentioned yet.
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