Foxsports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, offering some predictions the other day and writing what most folks in baseball pretty much expect, guesses, “Manny Ramirez will be a pain in the rear,” and hurt the Dodgers this season.
It’s the reason why Ramirez remained available this off-season—everyone expecting the worst out of the guy and scared off. Those who passed on him have to be hoping he falls flat and disappoints so they can tell their fans they had it figured right all along.
That’s what makes the Dodgers a must-see team this season—at the very least all eyes on Ramirez waiting for him to mess up.
As Rosenthal put it, the “relationship between Ramirez and Los Angeles is sickeningly sweet,” a relationship that annoys those who supposedly know the real Ramirez.
Rosenthal also referred to Page 2 as Ramirez’s “personal Oprah.” As you know, that’s not true, given the one obvious difference between Page 2 and Oprah—she’s rich.
Hard to find fault, though, with the guy we’ve gotten in L.A. so far—Ramirez doing and saying all the right things, the Dodgers relevant again and other players seemingly improved because he’s here in the lineup and the clubhouse.