Manny Being Shawn Chacon
by, 07-01-2008 at 08:21 AM (1774 Views)
Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox, apparently got into a dispute with a traveling secretary. Ramirez had asked the secretary for 16 tickets (huh?) for the Astors-Red Sox game, and when the secretary told him that might not be possible, Ramirez got angry. He yelled at him, "Just do your job!" and shoved him to the ground.
Now, why is this any different then what Shawn Chacon did? I don't want to hear anything about how it's different. I don't care how he brought violence to another human being, he brought violence one way or another. And I don't care who he attacked. Chacon attacked his general manager, Ramirez attacked the traveling secretary. Last time I checked, they are both people. Ramirez overreacted and threw a little hissy fit when he couldn't have his ridiculous request of having 16 tickets on game day. Obviously, because Ramirez is a star player and Chacon isn't, he gets different treatment. When Chacon was violent, everyone came down on him. When Ramirez does it, everyone says, "Oh, well...it's different though. All he did was shove a secretary to the ground." I don't care who he hit and how he hit him, the fact of the matter is that he hit him. Chacon was suspended and released, and his name is going to be tarnashed for a long time. For Ramirez, it's just Manny Being Manny. It's nice to know that there is a double standard for star players.