Manny Ramirez, philosopher:
“You’ve got to be a boat knowing where you’re going,” saith the sage of the Green Monster. “We’ve got money. We’re famous. But you’ve got to know what you want.”
Manny seemed like a new man Thursday, sitting at his locker with a peaceful look and a soft voice in a 10-minute interview with The Associated Press, then taking the inspirational book, “The Secret,” from his shelf and using a pink highlighter to mark passages.
“Hey, you’re the architect of your life,” he said. “Let me tell you something. We’ve got so much bad stuff inside, it’s up to us to make the best of it.”
Now he’s engrossed in “The Secret.”
“It’s about life. It’s good. You should read it. Go and buy it,” he advised a reporter. “Sometimes you go and read a book and that person who wrote it, all his experience that he got in 50 years, you get in one day if you read a book.”
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Anybody ever heard of the book or movie 'The Secret'? Prior to this past September, I hadn't. One of the guys I teach with is a full blown believer in it and its message, and literally lives his life following its principles. It's along the lines with 'The Power of Positive Thinking' but goes a step further. There's hundreds of people claiming that following it has led them to getting exactly what they want, etc. etc. There's a degree of belief that I have in it, although I am skeptical on several levels, but if Manny is really into it, it would not shock me to see him have a tremendous bounce back year (I suppose being a phenomenal hitter to begin with doesn't hurt, either ) I found this interesting, though, having just heard of 'The Secret' within the last six months or so, and seeing the movie. I recommend it, even if its just for the sake to ring your skeptic alarm.