Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Page 2 of 2 pages  < 1 2
   101. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella 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.
Page 2 of 2 pages  < 1 2

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
JE (Jason)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogKapler: Baseball’s next big competitive edge
(39 - 3:58am, Sep 15)
Last: Curse of the Andino

NewsblogOT August 2014:  Wrassle Mania I
(150 - 3:30am, Sep 15)
Last: The Kentucky Gentleman, Mark Edward

NewsblogMassive Tie Scenarios : baseballmusings.com
(4 - 3:26am, Sep 15)
Last: silhouetted by the sea

NewsblogDave Kreiger: New Baseball Hall of Fame voting rules
(13 - 2:49am, Sep 15)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogFraley: Millions in lost revenue from ticket sales will impact Rangers payroll | Dallas Morning News
(30 - 12:40am, Sep 15)
Last: escabeche

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8035 - 12:17am, Sep 15)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(2380 - 11:42pm, Sep 14)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogChris Sale’s Season for the Ages
(21 - 11:35pm, Sep 14)
Last: Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes

NewsblogSports Bog: Fans Switch From Skins to Nats
(43 - 11:30pm, Sep 14)
Last: Curse of the Andino

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-14-2014
(122 - 11:21pm, Sep 14)
Last: DKDC

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(184 - 11:02pm, Sep 14)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(249 - 9:35pm, Sep 14)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogThe skills Rangers' Jon Daniels wants in new manager/partner - does Tim Bogar measure up? | Dallas Morning News
(3 - 7:39pm, Sep 14)
Last: Rough Carrigan

NewsblogMiami man charged with smuggling Cuban baseball star to U.S.
(1 - 6:35pm, Sep 14)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

NewsblogOT: September 2014 College Football thread
(237 - 6:00pm, Sep 14)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

Page rendered in 0.1872 seconds
53 querie(s) executed