Adding Insult to 'Injury'

Adding Insult to 'Injury'

9.6.06: It was a dark night at the plate for the Red Sox, here Manny Ramirez looks glum as he heads back to the dugout after grounding out to shortstop in the bottom of the fourth inning.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

After Quitting on the '06 Sox Down the Stretch
Iron Manny Tells His Agent He Wants Out of Boston Again

Edes: Time to Close Curtain on This Act
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a Look-the-Other-Way Apathetic Red Sox Management
What They Don't Want to Hear About Mail-It-In-Manny

"Do you suppose that 20 years from now, Ram�rez will feel even the slightest bit of remorse for the way he quit on his Red Sox teammates in 2006, refusing to honor the code that is an article of faith for Jason Varitek and Mike Lowell, Curt Schilling and Coco Crisp, Trot Nixon and Alex Gonzalez, and Mark Loretta -- even the now-departed fat man, David Wells -- that you do all within your power to play hurt...

"Barring a midlife conversion experience, I doubt it.While the Red Sox crumbled when Ram�rez went on hiatus -- last night was the 22d game out of 30 Ram�rez has missed since taking himself out of the last game of the Yankee massacre Aug. 21, during which he has been paid $1.918 million (calculated on his base salary of $15 million this season) -- he had the audacity this week, through agent Greg Genske, to reiterate to the Red Sox his desire to be traded this winter...

"So why hasn't anyone called out Ram�rez? Sox management, bedazzled by his performance when he does play and afraid they'll lose him forever if they do raise objections to his behavior (see Tampa Bay last July), instead cover for him, and in so doing diminish Francona every time he does so, compromising principles that have guided him through a lifetime in baseball. His teammates? You have to distinguish what is said about him publicly and to him behind closed doors. There have been teammates who have challenged Ram�rez in the clubhouse, and his response has been studied indifference. As one player told me, what's the point of calling him out publicly? What would get accomplished? Embarrass him? Please." -- 9.23.06, Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

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