August 3, 2008


Here's a tribute to one of the most enigmatic and charismatic sports figures of the modern era, Manny Ramirez.

A recent article claims that Ramirez asked agent Scott Boras to reverse the trade that sent him to the Dodgers after learning of the transaction. Ay caramba.

In return, the story said, Manny would promise to play the year out faithfully, provided the Sox dropped the two remaining option years on his contract. 

It's so crazy I believe it. That Ramirez conceived an imaginary contract after an actual trade had been made is hilarious. Classic Manny.

Man-Ram was planning to party in South Beach, but Theo threw him a curve and sent him to Tinseltown instead. Now the Marlins' Han-Ram remains the team's only Ramirez. Which is less confusing.

But in a world where Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and other athlete superstars reveal nothing intimate and show no personality, Ramirez is an authentic, lovable rebel. With a great head of hair. And a lethal bat. Transgressions aside, I will his him in Boston.

1 comment:

dssfca said...

nice job, pete. super funny video!