Birds of a Feather
They Want to Be Left Alone
"Ramirez, during an August visit to play the Angels, confided in a veteran teammate how much he liked Anaheim. Ramirez remarked that no one bothered him during a visit to a local mall. The teammate explained the lack of fan pestering by telling Ramirez that if he played in Southern California he might be making $20 million a year, but his next-door neighbor would be making $25 million." -- 10.31.05, Boston Globe
...But Of Course Manny Likes Boston, Too
"Ramirez says he'd rather be in Boston than anywhere else.
"'Boston is the best city ever,' he says. 'The fans are great. They love me. Oh my God. You go out to eat, they don't let you pay for nothing. You win it there and people will go nuts. I'm going to party for a month.'" -- 8.24.04, Boston Globe
"To: Manny, Boomer and anyone else who wants out. You want to get out of the spotlight and not deal with fans? Two words: Kansas City. You want to have no one recognize you and no one care? Two words: Kansas City. You want to play where even the media doesn't pay attention to you? Two words: Kansas City."
-- 10.31, emailer Saundra Ketner