Thursday, April 19, 2007
Manny Ramirez and the New Yorker (or two things you rarely see in the same sentence)
Anyone who wants to get an insight into Manny Ramirez's mind should read this great piece by Ben McGrath of the New Yorker. Ramirez has been called a lot of things over the years, an idiot-savant, a loner, total flake, etc. This article at least goes into more depth than the
axe to grind Boston media usually ever does. And despite Manny's strange nature and truly awful fielding (I'll never forget when he flipped over himself while running for a fly ball during the 2004 World Series), the man is argueably the best right-handed hitter of the last 25 years. I can't wait for his Hall of Fame induction ceremony that he probably won't attend.