Man, Oh Manny
As inevitable as Greg Norman collapsing in the final round of a Major, Manny Ramirez is once again up to his mid-summer antics. Shoving secretaries, talking on his cell inside the Monster, falling on top of pop flies, striking out on purpose and grabbing all the headlines because of it. In the meantime the Sox are getting crushed by the Angels. As a long-time advocate of letting Manny do whatever he wants, we should just let Manny do whatever he wants. Manny is among the last things that the Red Sox need to worry about right now. Manny flailing at a fly ball and falling with the grace of a hippo on top of it was about the only entertaining thing I’ve seen out of the Sox since they’ve been in Los Angeles of Anaheim. That and Coco’s grab.
My point is that Manny is prone to mess around this time of year and we should just accept it. Unlike Greg Norman, Manny will come through in the clutch when it matters for us. When’s the last time the Angles beat the Sox when it mattered? Never, because Manny won’t let that happen. So enjoy Manny’s antics while they last because you won’t see it in the Playoffs. Unless your idea of antics is game-winning moonshots off K-Rod.