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January 06, 2006

Manny isn't going anywhere!: I've said it all along. The guys is just weird. Great hitter but weird. As a Red Sox fan I would hate to lose Many even after all the drama. I know a lot of Dominicans, being Puerto Rican myself, and one thing I've experienced first hand is how flaky they are when it comes to business. Not to say all are the same but just my personal accounts. Don't know why but I'm just happy to hear it from the horses mouth. He ain't going no where.

posted by ProSam to baseball at 10:07 AM - 13 comments

Just an FYI, ProSam: isolated expressions of whimsy from baseball players don't really make for good posts to the front page here, especially when it's from someone as flighty as Manny Ramirez. If there was a trade or a contract restructuring or something actually eventful, then sure, but this is neither news nor really interesting. If you have really strong feelings on the matter that you'd like to express, you might consider writing a column for us.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:12 AM on January 06

I see. Sorry about that. Is there some kind of guidelines page where I can get up to date on posting procedures? I'm fairly new here. Great site by the way. Interesting to read some of the comments.

posted by ProSam at 10:18 AM on January 06

Is there some kind of guidelines page Prosam. Here's the FPP guidline info you wanted. Guidlines Glad your here and your right this is a great site.

posted by skydivedad at 10:23 AM on January 06

Manny will be gone quicker than you can imagine if any team is willing to meet Boston's demands (or vice versa). What he "wants" isn't the point. He's the type of person who needs to be told what he wants, then made to live with it (which he'll do (statistically), if history is any gauge, albeit with much talking, whining, and ridiculous behavior).

posted by dyams at 11:23 AM on January 06

As hard to believe as it may seem, I believe in Manny the Met. This is how one can look at it. Shaq to Miami was the Ruth to Yanks of the modern era. This trade is not as lopsided and bizarre as the Shaq trade.

posted by Joe88 at 12:12 PM on January 06

It seems Manny's agent has come out to say that Manny told him that he didnt say as to what he was quoted to have said.

posted by daddisamm at 01:14 PM on January 06

Manny'd only go to the Mets if Beltran went to Boston.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:59 PM on January 06

Manny does not need to leave Boston, If they want another chance at the title in the future. Without Manny, Boston is nothing. It is bad enough that they lost Damon

posted by roy#1oswalt at 02:18 PM on January 06

Manny does not need to leave Boston, If they want another chance at the title in the future. Without Manny, Boston is nothing. It is bad enough that they lost Damon posted by roy#1oswalt at 2:18 PM CST on January 6 An Astros fan, telling the Red Sox how to win a World Series championship? You got a little irony on your shirt there, pal. Shaq to Miami was the Ruth to Yanks of the modern era. One need only look at all the NBA championships Shaq's brought to South Beach.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:39 PM on January 06

How can u criticize Shaq yet, hes been there one season. Why are we talking about Manny being traded to the Mets, the talks of the trade were him goin to Baltimore for Miguel Tejada.

posted by zac4667 at 02:52 PM on January 06

No no no no no, Shaq leaving is by no means a Ruth-level blunder. The babe still had many, MANY years of Hall of Fame-level play in him. In Shaq's case, he had last year left in him and even this season his minutes are heading south. Three good years tops out of Shaq...that is not a curse-level transaction. I'd say a much more comparable trade to Ruth would be the Dodgers dealing away Pedro for DeShields. Brrrrrrrr...

posted by Masked at 02:55 PM on January 06

Unless youre a Red Sux fan, who cares? This punk is a jackass. Maybe the most overrated player in baseball. Sure, his offensive numbers are huge, BUT the rest of his game is offensive too. He cant run the bases, (9 year olds I coach have better base running skills), he cant field, he cant throw, and he is a huge P.I.T.A. Sure he brings a bat to the park, along with an attitude thats better suited for the playground. And to JOE88...WHAT??? Shaq=Babe Ruth? The Parrish trade or the Dennis Johnson for Rick Robey trades in Celtic history are more lobsided than the Shaq deal. Shaq in NO WAY can be compared in his sport to the Babe in baseball. Shaq is overrated as well. If you can imagine the Shaq trade is even in the same ballpark as the Sux selling the Babe to the Yanks, I just have one word for you my friend...DETOX!

posted by CountDracula58 at 03:49 PM on January 06

manny is a like larry brown except for that hes the player and he has no health

posted by Barry-from-H-town at 11:28 PM on January 07

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