Sunday, July 6, 2014

Quick Hit: Manny Ramirez Upsets The Locals

Manny Ramirez was a tool, plain and simply. Manny, much like David Ortiz, was a roid head that disrespected the game, the Baseball Gods, and his naturally given talent every other player would kill for. This was no more evident than on this day in 2008 when the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox were playing an all important series at Yankee Stadium.

The back story was that Manny Ramirez complained about knee pain and asked to be left off the starting lineup for the series in New York. Manny was then sent for a team ordered MRI which showed no inflammation, damage, or reason for the supposed soreness. The Red Sox then decided to send Manny up as a pinch hitter in a tied game in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium to face the great Mariano Rivera.

Red Sox Nation was visibly upset when Rivera went on to throw three straight fastballs that Manny never bothered to swing at, striking out. It was clear that the relationship with Manny and the Red Sox was over at that point and Ramirez took his talents to the Los Angeles Dodgers after this season and the Yankees have a good bit of history to remember him by.

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