mweir145 wrote: Bloody Sox wrote: mweir145 wrote:
ARod had a .914 OPS in 2006, which ranked 3rd on the team behind Giambi and Abreu. Sure he was 1 for 11 in the first 3 games of that series, but you can't honestly believe that was a legitimate reason to move one of the greatest hitters of all time to 8th in the order? Right?
Boy, you're easy.
I had a feeling, but how am I supposed to know it was a joke? You do have a history of saying and believing ridiculous things (ex. that Manny Ramirez actually decided to strike out on purpose in a game to prove a point).
Just as you have a history of misquoting/mis-characterizing things. For at least the fifth time, I said that some blogger brought up the idea that Manny MIGHT have struck out on purpose in that particular instance, and I defended the idea that it was POSSIBLE. Given the 300 or so whacky things Manny did in his tenure in Boston and the fact that he refused to pinch hit on multiple occasions and that this event was in the middle of one of his shoot-his-way-out-of-town episodes, I do believe that it is POSSIBLE. Not definite, not absolute, not certainty - but possible. That you think it is IMPOSSIBLE in the face of all other evidence of Manny's buffoonery is what is ridiculous.
[And please don't insert your "you stupid Boston fans just love to trash guys on their way out of town, even if they single-handedly won you two World Series" line here... the two things have nothing to do with each other. Most Boston fans universally agree that Manny was/is an incredible hitter who was instrumental in helping the Red Sox win two titles - but he is a friggin' whack job.]
Sorry for taking this thread so far off topic.
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