Monday, June 30, 2008

Imagine the Uproar if A-Rod did Any of This

Here's betting the press gives Manny yet another pass.
Manny apologizes after shoving Red Sox official to ground

The Red Sox are confident it wasn't Manny just being Manny.

Manny Ramirez has apologized for pushing the team's traveling secretary to the ground in the visitors clubhouse during a confrontation Saturday in Houston, according to a report in The Providence Journal.

Ramirez had requested 16 tickets from Jack McCormick for Saturday's game against the Astros, the report said.

After McCormick said that might not be possible, Ramirez replied by yelling, "Just do your job," according to Monday's report.

Ramirez and McCormick later discussed the incident in a private meeting, during which the left fielder made amends.

"That's over," Ramirez said Sunday, according to the report. "We're fine now."

Boston manager Terry Francona said the team had resolved the matter and was "satisfied with how we handled this."

"Sometimes things happen," Francona said, according to The Journal. "And when they do, we choose to handle them internally."

Said McCormick: "It was an unfortunate misunderstanding and it's over with as far as I'm concerned."

It wasn't the first time this season Ramirez was forced to put a sour incident behind him.

Ramirez, who on May 31 became the 24th major leaguer to hit 500 home runs, had to be separated from first baseman Kevin Youkilis earlier this month after apparently taking a swing at him during a dugout argument.

"It's in the past," Ramirez said the next day. "It's a new day."

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 1:24 PM   3 comments


At 6/30/2008 7:05 PM, Blogger June said...

it's such incredible bullshit. arod should build a time machine and generate some bullshit slogan to inoculate himself against every possible asinine act. oh, alex roasted and ate children? that's just alex being alex. oh and he would also have to not be a yankee for it to work. obviously.

At 7/03/2008 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Critics will be quick to point out that while Shawn Chacon and Manny Ramirez were both involved in physical altercations last week, the press seems to have given Manny a pass. However, insiders report that the reason Manny was so upset with Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick was because McCormick was unable to get 16 tickets to the Astros-Sox Saturday afternoon game, tickets that Manny had planned to give to the 16 Rwandan and Yugoslavian nuns and infant refugees (who were tragically stricken with polio, cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, vaccine-resistant tuberculosis, lupus, and shingles) that his new Foundation, The Manny Ramirez Foundation To Cure All Diseases, was to host that day.

Manny’s plan was to heal all the sick with his tears (which cure disease) and use the proceeds from the impromptu telethon broadcasting the healing to fund the new Manny Ramirez World Peacekeeping Militia, an army ready to deploy at a moments notice to end the conflict in Darfur. Sadly, since McCormick couldn’t get the tickets, the whole thing had to be called off, and the nuns and refugees all died.

For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

At 7/05/2008 8:55 AM, Blogger June said...

still not ok, and still would have resulted in arod being summarily executed if it had been him


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