April 20, 2014

Manny Ramirez Snubs Frank McCourt’s Suspension Requests

I don’t make a habit of reading the Boston Globe, but the recent Red Sox struggles against the Mets have made for some interesting reading (especially the fan comments) :)

While perusing the Globe, I did notice a small update on Manny’s progress against Frank McCourt’s Requests while he is out on suspension. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to report other than Manny has elected to skip all of what McCourt asked him to do other than apologize to the team.

In fact, Ramirez has flat-out rejected apologizing to fans for the incident thus far, simply saying, “I’m not ready.”

Welcome to Manny Being Manny and our latest chapter in a book full of love-hate experiences and off-the-field wishes that almost never come true.

The 25 million dollar man is either not getting good advice or refusing to listen to whatever advice is being presented to him. Either way, the end result is not good – the Dodgers are learning that they can do without Manny – something infathomable at the end of last season

McCourt’s requests seem simple enough:
1. Show remorse
2. Take batting practice
3. Continue to mentor the young bats
4. Address the team

So far, he has addressed the team…and promptly disappeared.

Do The Dodgers (or Alyssa) Really Welcome Manny being Manny?

Do The Dodgers (or Alyssa) Really Welcome Manny being Manny?

The 25 million dollar man is either not getting good advice or refusing to listen to whatever advice is being presented to him. Either way, the end result is not good – the Dodgers are learning that they can do without Manny – something infathomable at the end of last season.

Sure, there is no one power hitter who can replace Manny in the lineup. However, The Dodgers offense has come on strong after the first five games of Manny’s suspension and hasn’t looked back since. In addition, Frank McCourt will likely get most of the business benefits he planned on when re-signing Manny without having to pay the full $25 million (see previous story here).

Manny, if I were you I’d get on that “honey do” list that Frank sent your way before you outlive your usefulness to the only team that was willing to give you a reasonable contract in the offseason.

Comments

  1. I’d take the Boston Globe’s opinions with a few grains of salt if I were you, Alex. Sure Manny hasn’t addressed the fans yet, but I think he has time to do this (as long as the Dodgers keep winning). There’s no love lost between Manny and the Red Sox media and I’m sure they would like to see nothing more than have Manny fail in L.A. Manny knows the importance of the fans to his success here in Los Angeles, and he’ll do what he needs to do to win them over in due time.

  2. RedSox Mom says:

    Yes, you should take the article with a grain of salt, as many New England readers did, knowing the bias of the media. I think the best thing that has come out of this is that Dodger players and now the fans know that the team can work quite well without Manny. When he returns, I am sure he will be great as he will try to atone for being caught. It’s too bad that he hasn’t the common sense and public relations know-how to acknowledge the anguish that he has put many of his fans, and certainly Dodger management, through. His ego sometimes prevents him from acting in a more mature way. The Dodgers have an opportunity to go to the World Series in spite if Torre’s coddling of baseball’s biggest baby. We missed Manny,too. We just didn’t like changing his diapers.

  3. I think baseball is gone, its a new game now too bad I think frank should have bought the red sox and some one with Dodger pride should have bought the dodgers