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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Manny Ramirez in talks with pro team in Taiwan

Can he handle the Taiwanese media?

Manny Ramirez has had discussions with the EDA Rhinos in the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan, reports FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi on Twitter.

Ramirez, 40, had hopes of making a return to the major leagues and has been playing in the Dominican Winter League. Ramirez last played in the MLB in April 2011; he was released by the A’s last June after hitting .302/.348/.349 with no homers in 17 games with Triple-A Sacramento. Over his 19-year career in the majors, Ramirez hit .312/.411/.585 with 555 homers.

The EDA Rhinos are one of four teams in the Chinese Professional Baseball League that plays in Taiwan and has won two Taiwan Series titles.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 05, 2013 at 12:03 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: manny ramirez, peds, taiwan

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   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: February 05, 2013 at 02:47 PM (#4363208)
He'll never be a True Rhino. He seems like more of a Uni-President 7-Eleven Lion.
   2. The District Attorney Posted: February 05, 2013 at 03:03 PM (#4363238)
BROTHER ELEPHANTS
   3. DA Baracus Posted: February 05, 2013 at 03:22 PM (#4363251)
Is this going to delay him getting kept out of the HOF by writers trying to make a statement?
   4. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: February 05, 2013 at 03:52 PM (#4363280)
I recently saw the Lamigo monkeys logo and will pay cash money for anyone who can get a hat from them. Don't we have primates in Taiwan? I will meet you in Singapore or Hong Kong if you are a taiwan primate and buy you a fancy meal if you get me a Lamigo Monkeys hat.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 05, 2013 at 04:16 PM (#4363293)
???? Manny ?? Manny.

Edit: Damn. Apparently you can't post Taiwanese characters. It was a translation of "That's just Manny being Manny."
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 05, 2013 at 04:24 PM (#4363301)
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: February 05, 2013 at 04:31 PM (#4363307)
Is this going to delay him getting kept out of the HOF by writers trying to make a statement?


In the past, players who finished their careers overseas were still voted on in the election that came five years after their last major league game. So, it probably won't.

And I don't think keeping Manny out would be the same thing as keeping Bonds or Clemens out.
   8. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: February 05, 2013 at 04:32 PM (#4363309)
6, awesome. What do I get if I order this?
   9. zonk Posted: February 05, 2013 at 04:49 PM (#4363328)
6, awesome. What do I get if I order this?


Ordering children from a website is generally not advisable... unless you're actually ordering that mascot - which I agree, would be cool.

It's also entirely possible that not reading the language has caused me to miss the product entirely.... at least, I hope so.
   10. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 05, 2013 at 04:57 PM (#4363334)
What do I get if I order this?


"the championship battle refueling towel"
   11. The Good Face Posted: February 05, 2013 at 05:06 PM (#4363349)
"Fight together elephant monkey."

Indeed. Truer words were never spoken.

   12. I am going to be Frank Posted: February 05, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4363360)
I was in Taiwan this past October/November. A monkeys t-shirt would have been awesome, of course I'm too fat to fit in most Taiwanese sizes.
   13. Gamingboy Posted: February 05, 2013 at 05:31 PM (#4363365)
Somebody needs to have a documentary crew following Manny around. It could be called "Manny being Mandarin".
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 05, 2013 at 05:33 PM (#4363370)
of course I'm too fat to fit in most Taiwanese sizes.


I'm guessing this could be the roadblock in Manny's negotiations as well.
   15. DA Baracus Posted: February 05, 2013 at 05:33 PM (#4363371)
The EDA Rhinos probably have no idea that when you sign Manny, your hand towel expenses skyrocket. I hope they can fit it in their budget.
   16. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 05, 2013 at 05:35 PM (#4363372)
Would it be a problem to find a good dreadlock-maintenance salon in Taiwan?
   17. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: February 05, 2013 at 06:18 PM (#4363421)
I guess we know what happened to Ozzie Guillen. I've never seen him hatless before.
   18. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: February 05, 2013 at 06:27 PM (#4363426)
The truth of the final line of "Ball Four" is never more evident to me than when I see a guy like Manny trying to hang on with a team in Taiwan.
   19. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 05, 2013 at 06:52 PM (#4363445)
You spend a good piece of your life gripping a 64-year-old traveling secretary, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
   20. RollingWave Posted: February 05, 2013 at 09:31 PM (#4363514)
The EDA group is pretty darn wealthy but generally speaking teams in CPBL lose money often at a significant rate, though I suppose a good enough ad / publicity campaign could help reverse that to an extend, I guess Manny would certainly improve interest by a lot. And the team wouldn't be under a huge amount of pressure performance wise anyway, its hard to suck too badly in a league with 4 teams.

EDA group is most famous for running an amusement park (to the average public at least), though their main business is steel, but they branch out a lot, amusment parks, college, shopping malls, buses... you name it.

   21. RollingWave Posted: February 17, 2013 at 04:14 AM (#4370935)
An update, EDA head coach tells media that there's a 90% chance that Manny is going to be signed... well that certainly gives me an incentive to buy tickets I guess...
   22. RollingWave Posted: February 26, 2013 at 01:47 PM (#4376351)
http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/mlb/baseball-player-news/?rw=1

lol he really signed!

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