No Manny Till March?
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)
Julian Tavarez Said Manny Will Arrive to Camp Late
Due to His Mother's Surgery
Shaughnessy: The Manny Question
"But Manny also has a propensity to shut it down, and we never know why. And please, don't be a stooge and attempt to perpetuate the farcical theory that Manny was too wounded to play last September. Every man in the Sox clubhouse knows what went down; teammates simply wouldn't say anything on the record, lest they risk 'losing' Manny.
"The amazing part of the Manny-fan relationship is that most Boston baseball customers, who are normally critical and discerning, have lost their minds when it comes to Mr. Ramírez. The timeless rules and standards don't apply. Manny can hit. It's a joy to watch him hit. And it's pretty clear that he's incapable of offending the sensibilities of most Sox fans." -- 2.18.07, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe