Just Another Manny Friday
It Takes a Thief
Manny Stole Your Money, Our Summer, Maybe the Fall, and Now the Two-Faced Tendinitis Trotter Is Swiping Bases in LA
” 'We started out a little flat but Manny seemed to pick us up with that stolen base,' Torre said. 'It just seemed like we were waiting for something to happen. We got a lift (on the stolen base) but we also got a giggle out of it.'
It was Ramirez's first stolen base with the Dodgers. He also had one earlier this season in 100 games with the Red Sox.
'Juan Pierre told me to run if I wanted to,' Ramirez said."-- 8.21.08, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
The West Coast Spin: Red Sox Nation Was Too Big,
And Boston Was Way Too Small for the Man
to Sit on a Couch After Having Sushi at Ginza
LA Times - T.J. Simers: ”He likes to be comfortable, and says he never really was in Boston. "I couldn't breathe there; it's a small city and all on top of you. Here it's spread out. I love it. I went out for sushi, sat back on a couch and no one cared. It's like there's 20 pounds less on my back here."
And yet, here he is carrying the Dodgers, an air of excitement in the stadium again, and while the bitter folks in Boston might consider it fool's gold, who are they kidding?" -- 8.21.08, T.J. Simers... thinks you're bitter
It's the 4-Year Contract, Stupid:
T.J. Simers Thinks Manny's Just Full of... Surprises
LA Ram Shows California Kids the Money ...
LA Times - T.J. Simers: ”He says he will donate $1,000 to Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA for every homer, $300 for every RBI, $100 for every single and while the bitter folks in Boston say he never makes good on his charitable pledges, he has the Dodgers take the donations directly out of his pay -- the first check already hitting the hospital.
He says he'd rather not make the donations known publicly, agreeing to do so only when told it might encourage others to help the kids.
He's nothing like the bitter folks describe him in Boston, the e-mail continuing to pour in, "just wait," they say -- the Red Sox apparently no longer as interesting to watch, so Boston fans needing to do something with their time." -- 8.21.08, T.J. Simers... thinks you're bitter
But Back in Boston, After 7 1/2 Years and $160M,
the Kids Waited for Something That Never Came...
The MR24 Foundation Promises...
”Manny's official foundation is amid the process of being established. Nevertheless, he has already begun to participate in charity events and has made donations in Florida, and once his foundation is up and running he has pledged to start helping organizations in New York City, as well as in Boston." -- MannyRamirez.com