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Sunday, July 14, 2013

REMADE IN TAIWAN: Manny Ramirez’s Season Abroad

Great article about Manny.

But teammates talk about Manny more as a guru than a goof, and view him as an expert on the game’s psychological side. “He shows young kids how to be patient hitters,” says team captain Hu Chin-Lung. “These guys used to swing at the first pitch, but he’s teaching them how to wait for the pitch they want to hit, how to watch pitchers and anticipate what they’ll throw in the next at bat.” Right fielder Koa Kuo-Hui says Manny helps him with “mental stuff.” When Kuo-Hui was in a slump, he says, Manny told him to “be happy when you’re playing,” and recommended a Bible verse.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 14, 2013 at 08:06 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, indians, manny ramirez, rangers, red sox, taiwan

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   1. Banacek Posted: July 14, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4493861)
Can Manny be over now?
   2. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: July 14, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4493891)
These guys used to swing at the first pitch

I guess Taiwan's another island you can't walk off of.
   3. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: July 14, 2013 at 03:20 PM (#4494048)
This is a tremendous piece. Well reported, great eye for humorous detail, and keen observations. My favorite line (on Boston):

The predominant ethos of the city and its metro area was one of blue-collar resentment — even among residents who were comfortably middle class.


Nailed it.

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