Manny Ramirez, Still a Prick

As soon as Manny joined the Dodgers, manager Joe Torre mentioned to him that he wanted Manny to cut his dreads to conform to Joe’s antiquated ideas of how players should look. Now, I’m not going to go into whether or not Torre should be concerning himself as the look of his players rather than their production on the field–he shouldn’t be, get over it Joe, these are adults and it isn’t 1950, people aren’t wearing derby hats in the stands, let the players look they way they want–so Manny, the consummate teammate and order follower finally listened to Torre and cut his dreads. He had them cut all of an inch at most. What an asshole! I mean, I love it, because why not tweak Joe Torre, but still, that is one of the most petulant things Manny has done, is he going to start flicking Joe’s ears on the bus next? Start kicking Joe’s seat on the team plane? This is just such a ridiculously childish thing for Manny to do, that I’m almost in shock. I get that Manny has no idea what is going on in the world, hell, he’s probably borderline autistic, but Scott Boras should know better and tell Manny that this is NOT the way to go about getting that insane contract that he wants to get.

While I don’t think he’s getting 100 million from anyone, it is possible he could get like 60 million or so from someone, but if he keeps doing little shit like this, essentially just to piss off his manager and employer than he might find his options even more limited.

5 Responses to “Manny Ramirez, Still a Prick”

  1. August 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I was waiting for you to jump on the Manny Backlash bus. But seriously, hair? Hair? Joe Torre two great acts of douchebaggery:

    1. Just kind of sitting there in the dugout, meditating as he starts Juan Pierre over whoever is too young.

    2. Cleanliness code.

    Everyone knows the cleanliness code was ridiculous, with chomos like Jeter and Paul O’Neill following suit like lemmings. I mean, look what happens when Torre leaves; Giambi grows a porn stache and hits like bananas. Sounds crazy, but the Yankees are a team of over-hyped, over-paid stars and maybe, just maybe, they need a more relaxed locker room to hit in.

    Meanwhile, we have Manny. Hitting over .500 since leaving the Bosox, smashing home runs, basically the mashing the shit out of whatever mistakenly crosses over the plate. And then the clubhouse: What, you think Jeff Kent’s been the veteran leader on this team? Fuck, he makes Manny look like Wade Boggs (minus the 50 beers a day). If anyone can help the young Dodgers that the game is fun and keep the team loose as the playoffs loom, it’s the Predator.

    Pushing old men to the ground. Shoving teammates. Faking injuries. All these things point to Manny being a prick. But please, please don’t join the Jayson (really, your birthname wasn’t Jason?) Starks of the world in condemning a guy for cutting his hair only a little bit. Wait until he punches Alyssa Milano in the throat, or he hunts down Grady Little and pushes him down some stairs.

    Otherwise, such an argument is the very definition of petulant.

  2. August 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Look, I don’t think he should have to cut his hair in the first place, but the fact that when asked he cuts his hair an inch, that’s just a giant “Fuck you” to everyone, now, it’s amusing but it also just shows that Manny is only going to do what Manny wants and could care less about everyone else in the world.
    But grooming standards are fucking asinine

  3. 3 the sister
    August 15, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    “But grooming standards are fucking asinine.”

    Explains a lot about you, little brother. 😉

  4. August 15, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Tell me something I don’t already know. There’s no one on that team who didn’t already sport short hair. I’m sure you could make the argument that Hiroki Kuroda is pro-Jehri Curl, but what’s the point.

    Is there anyone telling Jeff Kent to stop reading his motocross magazines and talking to none of his teammates?

    Does anyone tell James Loney to stop using that horrible hip-hop track as he walks up to bat?

    The question is, are you willing to pay Manny to hit, or to be fucking Derek Jeter?

    I thought so.

  5. 5 the roomate
    August 18, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    They arent paying manny to hit, he’s a gift from the red sox to Torre for collapsing in the ’04 and ’07 playoffs. Thanks Joe!

    I bet manny will take the inch-long dredlets, make a hairpiece, and give it to Joe just for shiggles and gits.

    oh manny, such a child.

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