Thursday, July 17, 2008

Manny Ex-Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox have put up with a lot of Manny Ramirez being himself over the years, but no matter how many home runs he hits or how many runs he drives in, his latest exploits may drive him right out of Boston.

Last month Man-child shoved travelling secretary Jack McCormick to the ground in a dispute over tickets. There was the in-dugout dispute with Kevin Youkilis and now Manny has taken a shot at the Red Sox ownership over contract negotiations. The Red Sox hold $20 million options on Ramirez for 2009 and 2010, but they prefer to sign their professional hitter to a new deal and forget about those high priced options. Apparently Manny has not liked the way things have gone so far and let the Boston Herald know it.
"I want no more [expletive] where they tell you one thing and behind your back they do another thing," Ramirez told the newspaper in regards to his future contract status. "I think I've earned that respect, for a team to sit down with me and tell me this is what we want, this is what we want to do."
Owner John Henry is not amused.
"I find remarks that we have been anything other than completely straightforward to be personally offensive," Henry said. "Manny has been a crucial part of two world championships. I do not believe we would have won either without him. He has never played a more important role than he has thus far this year."
What's the old saying? "Don't shit where you eat". Someone should tell Manny.



    Yanks to open new stadium with Manny in left.

    The Sox will not let him go. They know he will go running to the Yankees and the Yankees will take him.

    That will not play well in Boston.

  2. I doubt they'll let him go either and I'm not positive the Yankees would bring him in.