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Aug
08

So Long Manny


I’m going to miss you Manny.

You were one of my favorite all time Red Sox, and much like the Nomar trade this one is hard to take. That said, intellectually I understand and appreciate the move Theo and the front office made. Jason Bay is one of the few players I would have wanted to come replace Manny next season, and instead we get a chance to test-drive him and see how he fits with this team. I’m sad to see someone whose number should have been retired as a Red Sox go off and play for Joe Torre of all people, but Manny wants his money and so he’s off on that adventure. I’m gonna miss him, his big at-bats, the watching of home runs, the sidearm flips in to second base to throw a runner out and all the goofy stuff in between. Manuelito, you will be missed but I can’t help feeling like this team is going to start playing better without you. I hope that’s true. I do know that I feel lucky that I got to see Manny Ramirez’ final home run as a Red Sox player in person on Monday. So long Manuelito, Red Sox Nation is going to miss you.


2 Responses to “So Long Manny”


  1. August 1, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Nice. Poignant and bittersweet, but recognizing your team has needs. Bay is going be a great fit in Boston. Manny will be hilarious for Dodge-town.

    Manny + Alyssa Milano = perfect reality television

  2. 2 shatraw
    August 2, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    wtf happened? i blame scott boras. and kevin youklis. somehow, i feel like they were the two main contributing factors in manny’s slip into complete delusion. it’s too bad, he was fun to watch as a red sock.

    also, fuck the dodgers.

    but props to jason bay, who finally escapes the baseball purgatory that is pittsburg. no decent power hitter deserves that.


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