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Friday, July 25, 2008

The most disturbing Manny Ramirez article ever

I once asked a prominent relief pitcher to describe the most idiotic thing he had witnessed in the big leagues. “That’s easy,” he said, and launched into the story of a former teammate—an All-Star outfielder—who refused to use toilet paper. A clubhouse attendant supplied the player with a daily ration of hand towels, which, when soiled, would be flushed.

One afternoon the reliever came in from batting practice to find the locker room awash in frantic maintenance workers. When he asked a plumber what all the fuss was about, he was told that a washcloth-clogged toilet had overflowed and was threatening to submerge the bathroom stalls. “Of all the dumb stuff I’ve seen that particular outfielder do,” the stopper told me, “that was the dumbest.”

That particular outfielder was, of course, Manny Ramirez.

It’s just….

MANNY BEING MANNY!

Hat-tip (I guess) to Deadspin. I’m not sure whether to laugh or throw up now.

Gamingboy Posted: July 25, 2008 at 04:38 PM | 110 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: red sox, rumors, special topics

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   101. GGC for Sale Posted: July 26, 2008 at 06:04 AM (#2874611)
BTW, Kansas City had quite a cancer nexus back in the day. Dick Howser, Dan Quisenberry, Ken Brett...
   102. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 26, 2008 at 06:11 AM (#2874614)
The Opening Day starting outfield for the 1992 Dodgers were all diagnosed with cancer before their 40th birthdays.
   103. vern_fuller_brushback Posted: July 26, 2008 at 01:35 PM (#2874661)
This would be the big-name outfield of E Davis, B Butler, and D Strawberry (I looked). Noticed Tim Crews pitched in the Dodger opener of Apr 6/92: 4 hits and 2 walks and got 2 people out.
   104. Ozzie's gay friend Posted: July 31, 2008 at 05:59 AM (#2883632)
This cancer stuff is just an elaborate plot by Luccino to get Manny to quit baseball and taken up residence on mars, a la Dr. Manhattan.
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