I can't say that Manny took those pitches on purpose, but as a Yankee fan, I was surprised that Manny didn't take a single hack. It was very un-Manny like. I was happy that Mo got the K, but puzzled why Manny just stood there.
For anyone to make, or a guy in the media/talk radio? Because I don't think its ridiculous or stupid at all for anyone who watched the game to make.
For anybody to make. Nobody has any inside knowledge into what Manny did here.
He's suggesting that Manny Ramirez basically threw a game of baseball, and he can't prove it. This would be far worse than any of his other antics have ever been. Yes, this is exactly what I'd call a ridiculous claim.
Edit: Gameday has the last pich of Rivera's strikeout on Manny. Mo threw a perfect pitch on the corner, and Manny made a motion to swing at the ball, but stopped just short of doing so. Really looks like a guy that isn't trying...
pjalst wrote:I can't say that Manny took those pitches on purpose, but as a Yankee fan, I was surprised that Manny didn't take a single hack. It was very un-Manny like. I was happy that Mo got the K, but puzzled why Manny just stood there.
What if Manny had not even lifted the bat onto his shoulder? Would that be enough to convince you even though you still wouldn't have any "inside knowledge" that Manny was or was not trying? This case was obviously not that egregious, but coupled with all the other stuff we know about Manny, it is no where near "ridiculous or stupid" to thing that its a distinct possibility. The fact that you are forming your own opinion without even having watched the play is just as stupid and ridiculous, I'd argue.
Well put, bud. Your list provides enough supporting evidence that would lead any jury in America to find him guilty of being an egomaniac unworthy of the money he makes.
Danimal wrote:Big money deserves big effort. Every time. If you don't believe that, you're part of the problem that has trickled all the way down through this society.
Manny is certainly prone to loafing in the outfield and on the basepaths from time to time, but from all I have read he works a lot harder than his reputation suggests. You are not born with the ability to fall out of bed and put the number he has put up. It requires some work, too.
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.