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    That's just Manny being Manny

    This is hilarious. Manny catches a fly ball, climbs the fence, high-fives a fan and manages to double the runner off 1st.

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Good thing he got the out...because I doubt that was really HIS main concern.
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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    After showing that highlight on Baseball Tonight last night, they pulled out a top 10 reel of Manny being Manny. Included in the top ten was my personal favorite - the quadruple cutoff when Manny dives and cuts off Johnny Damnon's throw. Just an absolute classic. Another hilarious clip was on a pop up to shallow left- center field and Renteria was camped under it, ready to make the catch when out of no where Manny Ramirez calls him off and the ball lands 10 feet in front of Manny and then he manages to kick the ball into shallow RF.

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal...okajimas_slip/

    It's not easy to decipher Manny, but he does leave the impression that the ball just happened to accidentally land in his glove and he had no clue there was any chance to double off the runner. Manny's career highlight/blooper reel is sure going to be an entertaining one, though.
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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    After showing that highlight on Baseball Tonight last night, they pulled out a top 10 reel of Manny being Manny. Included in the top ten was my personal favorite - the quadruple cutoff when Manny dives and cuts off Johnny Damnon's throw. Just an absolute classic. Another hilarious clip was on a pop up to shallow left- center field and Renteria was camped under it, ready to make the catch when out of no where Manny Ramirez calls him off and the ball lands 10 feet in front of Manny and then he manages to kick the ball into shallow RF.
    I was rolling when they were showing that reel. I'd love to see the entire 28 minute version. Manny is an interesting character. What's interesting is that I doubt he'd be as beloved in Cincy given some of his antics and the perception that he's lazy.
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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    He'd be hated here because he dares to have fun on his job, the torches and pitchfork crowed would burn effigies of him daily.

    Funny stuff all the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    He'd be hated here because he dares to have fun on his job, the torches and pitchfork crowed would burn effigies of him daily.

    Funny stuff all the same
    With the numbers he's put over his career, I doubt too many people would complain about the antics. A large part of the consternation on the part of Reds fans over the past 18 years is the lack of success. If Manny had one a couple rings in Cincy, they'd be singing folks songs about him in the streets.

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    1993 	    Cleveland Indians 	22 	53 	5 	9 	1 	0 	2 	5 	16 	2 	8 	0 	0 	.200 	.302 	.170
    1994 	    Cleveland Indians 	91 	290 	51 	78 	22 	0 	17 	60 	151 	42 	72 	4 	2 	.357 	.521 	.269
    1995 	    Cleveland Indians 	137 	484 	85 	149 	26 	1 	31 	107 	270 	75 	112 	6 	6 	.402 	.558 	.308
    1996 	    Cleveland Indians 	152 	550 	94 	170 	45 	3 	33 	112 	320 	85 	104 	8 	5 	.399 	.582 	.309
    1997 	    Cleveland Indians 	150 	561 	99 	184 	40 	0 	26 	88 	302 	79 	115 	2 	3 	.415 	.538 	.328
    1998 	    Cleveland Indians 	150 	571 	108 	168 	35 	2 	45 	145 	342 	76 	121 	5 	3 	.377 	.599 	.294
    1999 	    Cleveland Indians 	147 	522 	131 	174 	34 	3 	44 	165 	346 	96 	131 	2 	4 	.442 	.663 	.333
    2000 	    Cleveland Indians 	118 	439 	92 	154 	34 	2 	38 	122 	306 	86 	117 	1 	1 	.457 	.697 	.351
    2001 	    Boston Red Sox 	142 	529 	93 	162 	33 	2 	41 	125 	322 	81 	147 	0 	1 	.405 	.609 	.306
    2002 	    Boston Red Sox 	120 	436 	84 	152 	31 	0 	33 	107 	282 	73 	85 	0 	0 	.450 	.647 	.349
    2003 	    Boston Red Sox 	154 	569 	117 	185 	36 	1 	37 	104 	334 	97 	94 	3 	1 	.427 	.587 	.325
    2004 	    Boston Red Sox 	152 	568 	108 	175 	44 	0 	43 	130 	348 	82 	124 	2 	4 	.397 	.613 	.308
    2005 	    Boston Red Sox 	152 	554 	112 	162 	30 	1 	45 	144 	329 	80 	119 	1 	0 	.388 	.594 	.292
    2006 	    Boston Red Sox 	130 	449 	79 	144 	27 	1 	35 	102 	278 	100 	102 	0 	1 	.439 	.619 	.321
    2007 	    Boston Red Sox 	133 	483 	84 	143 	33 	1 	20 	88 	238 	71 	92 	0 	0 	.388 	.493 	.296
    2008 	    Boston Red Sox 	41 	156 	26 	48 	12 	1 	8 	27 	86 	18 	40 	1 	0 	.386 	.551 	.308
    Career Totals 	                1991 	7214 	1368 	2257 	483 	18 	498 	1631 	4270 	1143 	1583 	35 	31 	.409 	.592 	.313

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    He'd be hated here because he dares to have fun on his job, the torches and pitchfork crowed would burn effigies of him daily.

    Funny stuff all the same
    I don't know, Sox fans tend to have a lot of that same sort of attitude, but Manny's just so goofy and charming that the more you see of him, the harder it is to hold anything against him, like he's just a big kid who's not responsible for anything.
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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Yes, the whole "Manny being Manny" thing was a response to earlier tensions between Manny, the management and the fans.

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Part of the clip they showed on BBTN was Manny's first hit in the majors, a ground rule double. He thought it was a HR and kept rounding the bases.

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRedz View Post
    With the numbers he's put over his career, I doubt too many people would complain about the antics. A large part of the consternation on the part of Reds fans over the past 18 years is the lack of success. If Manny had one a couple rings in Cincy, they'd be singing folks songs about him in the streets.
    If the Reds were losing, even with his numbers, he wouldn't likely be loved here in town. He'd be called a bad example for his teammates, etc...
    Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    If the Reds were losing, even with his numbers, he wouldn't likely be loved here in town. He'd be called a bad example for his teammates, etc...
    He wasn't loved in Boston all that much before the World Series win, either. He was almost traded for ARod, and he was put on waivers at one point and nobody bit because of his contract.
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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    The Sox fans nearly ran him out of town in 2003. Team put him through waivers at least in 2002 and maybe other times. It all changed among a portion of Sox fans (some still hate him) when the Sox won the ring in '04.

    If you're team is winning rings, it's being colorful. If your team misses the playoffs by one game because you did something goofy, then you're a clown.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    Manny is arguably the best RHB I've seen in my lifetime.

    Yup, I said it.

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    Re: That's just Manny being Manny

    The guy can flat out hit, no question.

    He also likes to show people up, he has a tendancy to be lazy, and rarely takes responsibitilty when he makes mistakes...he just laughs about it as if he doesn't care. If his little antic last night (which was pretty funny) ended up backfiring and giving up runs, he wouldn't have cared...after all, he'd be getting attention. With Manny, it's about Manny...the Red Sox are secondary.

    I think that's what rub people the wrong way about it.


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