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Friday, September 12, 2008
The other night I saw Reggie…uhh, Manny, racing back for a ball that had gotten by him…I then realized I had time to sort my Alymer miniature toy soldiers by vest colors! BANNERS FORWARD!
Manny Ramirez is the worst baseball player I have ever seen.
I am not kidding.
A ticket-selling novelty slogan is a great excuse for a player you do not want to settle your fate with his legs, arm, glove or mind. In other words, this guy is a liability anytime he doesn’t have the bat in his hands.
...This is why the Dodgers have a designated hitter in left field, a hair case trigger swinger whose numbers hurt the opposition but who hurts his own team in ways numbers won’t register. He is a poor addition to running a ballgame and a drain on a bench. He’s a terrible National League player. You must run the game around him and not let him run the game. Only a very good team, which the 2008 Dodgers are not, can absorb the runs he gives back with his mistakes and still win a championship.
But Ramirez is also a reason why some detest the modern game. He plays a watered-down version of what the game was designed to be, and baseball has embraced this glossy version of over-the-line.
Posted: September 12, 2008 at 09:24 AM | 26 comment(s)
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