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Category — Manny Ramirez

The Write Stuff

    When AP reporter Steve Wilstein wrote about a little bottle in Mark McGwire’s locker 15 years ago, he had no idea the can of worms he opened. But Wilstein’s piece opened the curtain to PED use among Major League Baseball players.

August 5, 2013   No Comments

Odds To Win World Series

    Is that you Albert?
    In case you were wondering, your updated picks: Yankees (4-1); Nats and Reds (5-1); Tigers (5.5-1); A’s (6.5-1); Tigers (6-1); Giants (6.85 to 1); O’s and Cardinals (9 to 1).
    We’re leaning towards the Reds. But never count out our boys (Cards). Right Albert?
    Bankroll Sports

October 7, 2012   No Comments

Our Pick: Pacquiao

    But we like her abs better than his.
    Plenty of experts are picking unbeaten Tim Bradley to upset Manny Pacquiao in tonight’s showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We get that. Bradley is a talented fighter and 1 who could give Pac Man some problems, but we’re going with Pacquiao in a decision because he’s quicker and packs more power in his punches. Bradley lacks power. He has only 12 knockouts in 28 fights.
    Pacquiao isn’t lacking in the power department. And it’s 1 reason we believe he could end this bout with a KO. But we’ll stick with our conservative approach. Pacquiao wins it by unanimous decision.

June 9, 2012   No Comments

Pacquiao: ‘He Doesn’t Want The Fight’

    We listened to the Floyd Mayweather and his fans swear Manny Pacquiao was too chicken to fight “Pretty Boy” in May. We weren’t convinced since it seemed so strange that Mayweather suddenly wanted to fight after running for the past 3 years or so. We figured he believed Juan Manuel Marquez had provided a blueprint to beat Pacquaio and now Mayweather finally would come out from behind his Uncle Roger’s skirt, but we know he still won’t come out to play.
    Pacquiao also says he’s a liar. We believe it. Mayweather rarely fights any fighter in his prime because he’s so protective of his unbeaten record. And in this case, he’s still afraid of getting his ass kicked.
    Regardless, we don’t have a bout between these 2 when we should be talking trilogy. Can someone, anyone, arrange for this to happen for the boxing public? Didn’t think so.
    Pacquiao offers some interesting insight and comments regarding Mayweather.
    Yahoo Sports

February 20, 2012   No Comments

Daddy Long Stroke

    Nelson Cruz has developed into Mr. Clutch in the postseason. Three years ago, the Rangers put Cruz on waivers, but every other Major League club passed on him. Now he’s inflicting major damage on any club standing in the Rangers way of a World Series title.
    N.Y. Times

October 15, 2011   No Comments

Oh Manny

    Another positive for a performance-enhancing substance has Manny Ramirez calling it quits today. Maybe he’ll head up the new security team at Dodger Stadium.

April 8, 2011   No Comments

Manny Happy Returns

    Kinda looks like Stevie Wonder, huh?
    Manny Ramirez and the White Sox are doing just fine. Ramirez got a bloop single, but Paul Kornerko, another former Dodger you might have heard of, delivered the biggest blow as the White Sox rallied Wednesday for another victory in Cleveland, Manny’s former home. The Sox head to another one of Manny’s old stomping grounds with a 3-game series in Boston this weekend. Fran Fenton and the boys will probably meet Manny with a limo at the airport.
    Chicago Sun-Times

September 1, 2010   1 Comment

Waive Goodbye

    All signs point to Chicago, where Manny Ramirez could join the White Sox as early as tomorrow. Timing is everything. Coincidentally (or not), Monday also is the start of the divorce trial for Dodger owner Frank McCourt and his estranged wife Jamie.
    Manny split Sunday’s Dodger loss to the Rockies early. After coming up as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning, Ramirez was ejected after 1 pitch for arguing that a called strike was a ball.
    L.A. Times

August 29, 2010   No Comments

End Of An Era?

    With the Dodgers putting Manny Ramirez on waivers today, it appears his 2-year run with the club is all but over. The White Sox and Rays are 2 of the clubs believed to be suitors, though we can’t help but wonder about the Red Sox, who were rejected this week by Johnny Damon. Regardless of where Ramirez goes, his short stay in L.A. was an entertaining one to say the least.

August 25, 2010   No Comments

Seriously, Get Over It

    The return of Manny Ramirez to Boston this weekend evoked another round of bitter feelings among Red Sox fans and the local media. ESPN even allowed Curt Schilling to hold court during its Sunday night broadcast about all things Manny and why he wasn’t a good teammate. Still, without him, the Red Sox don’t come close to winning World Series titles in 2004 and 2007. For whatever reason, this gets lost in the conversation. Also, Ramirez apparently spoke with only 1 member of the Boston media. Of course that didn’t go over well either.
    Boston Herald

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June 21, 2010   No Comments