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Postby pjalst » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:29 pm

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.
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby mweir145 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:58 pm

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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.

Uh... OK.

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... ;-7

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.js ... de=gameday
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby mweir145 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:07 pm

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.

I've seen Manny strike out like this before.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby mweir145 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:16 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Hopefully enough teams and people don't want him near their teams, that he can come play LF at Citi Field. I'll gladly take him...

Nah, the Jays need a DH.
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Re: Manny Purposely K'd vs yankees to protest own team

Postby Danimal » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:40 pm

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

Postby mweir145 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:39 pm

Manny did lift the bat onto his shoulder. In fact, he nearly swung at the Rivera's perfect pitch.

And really? A guy that's brought Boston two world series titles and is a lock to be in the Hall of Fame doesn't deserve the money he's getting? It's amazing the things that people believe.
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Re: Manny purposely K'd vs Yankees to protest own team?

Postby Danimal » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:50 pm

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

Postby mweir145 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:03 pm

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.

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

Postby The Handsome One » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:55 pm

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

Postby mweir145 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:02 pm

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.
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