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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules
    I know someone who has a really good friend that worked for the Indians in the mid 1990s. According to him, Manny has taken PEDs. Now I know this is a second hand source but my friend is a real serious baseball fan and he wouldn't say such things if he didn't have confidnece in his friend being honest. Take it for however you wish.
    Already had suspicions, but yeah nothing has ever come up. I have no doubt HGH is involved with him and about 90% of the league, but who knows about the other stuff. He is much bigger than he appears and much bigger than he used to be. His uniform is just huge, like pajamas.

    He's a piece of work for sure. Kinda weird. He appears slow and lazy but at the same time it seems like he's actually trying. Every now and then he'll surprise you (and probably himself) with a great play though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan_1895-1948
    Already had suspicions, but yeah nothing has ever come up. I have no doubt HGH is involved with him and about 90% of the league, but who knows about the other stuff. He is much bigger than he appears and much bigger than he used to be. His uniform is just huge, like pajamas.

    He's a piece of work for sure. Kinda weird. He appears slow and lazy but at the same time it seems like he's actually trying. Every now and then he'll surprise you (and probably himself) with a great play though.
    Kind of like Timmy Lupus from the Bad News Bears? Just stick out the glove in the air and "Look what I caught!"

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    lol Manny---

    What crazy misadventures will he wind up in next?

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    You know how I define Manny being Manny...

    .300/.400/.600 and 40/120

    Another story is that when the Red Sox were luring him from Cleveland, he claimed that he wouldn't go to Boston unless they also brought his personal batting practice pitcher. The Red Sox originally weren't going to do it, but Manny was serious, and eventually Boston conceded.
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    I remember reading an interview with Manny a few years ago in which he said that he really wanted to be remembered for his fielding as much as for his hitting.

    Well.... he is... just not in the way he wants.

    Re: his hustle and lack thereof on the basepaths.... yeah, we've all seen him jog out a fly ball, but then there are the times he really sprints, runs out from under his hat, and somehow goes from first to third on a single to right...

    One thing for sure: I am glad he's stilll with the Sox. Imagine the number of IBBs Papi would get without Manny backing him up?
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    Watching the Red Sox quite often, I have to say Manny's laziness and disinterest in the field is largely an overblown myth by this point. When he first came to the Red Sox, in 2002 I think, he could be lazy and refuse to run out groud balls, and just not always paying attention. He's gotten much better to the point where I certainly would say I'm happy to have him in left field. Manny has a good arm, always has, and throws out a lot of runners. He has learned to play balls off the wall nicely and get good jumps on balls. He is a good and team player respected by teammates. Manny's whole "Manny being Manny" persona has come from a few isolated incidents, most of which were made out to be far more than they were.

    I was actually at the game when Manny cut off the throw, BTW. Hilarious, and I can't defend him there, but overall he has not been such a bad fielder or teammate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 538280
    Watching the Red Sox quite often, I have to say Manny's laziness and disinterest in the field is largely an overblown myth by this point. When he first came to the Red Sox, in 2002 I think, he could be lazy and refuse to run out groud balls, and just not always paying attention. He's gotten much better to the point where I certainly would say I'm happy to have him in left field. Manny has a good arm, always has, and throws out a lot of runners. He has learned to play balls off the wall nicely and get good jumps on balls. He is a good and team player respected by teammates. Manny's whole "Manny being Manny" persona has come from a few isolated incidents, most of which were made out to be far more than they were.

    I was actually at the game when Manny cut off the throw, BTW. Hilarious, and I can't defend him there, but overall he has not been such a bad fielder or teammate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertpujols
    lol Manny---

    What crazy misadventures will he wind up in next?
    Next time on the new hit comedy, "Manny"....

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    If Manny were ever traded to the Yankees, would Steinbrenner force him to cut his dreadlocks off?

    What happens when an unrestrainable free spirit collides with an inpenetrable object? LOL!


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    Holy cow, Manny just threw his bat at the umpire!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle1
    Holy cow, Manny just threw his bat at the umpire!!!

    I missed it. What happened exactly?

    Edit: He hasn't been ejected, so I have a hard time believing that he clearly threw his bat at the ump. What's up?
    Last edited by SoxSon; 07-23-2006 at 01:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoxSon
    I missed it. What happened exactly?

    Edit: He hasn't been ejected, so I have a hard time believeing that he clearly threw his bat at the ump. What's up?
    He whipped his bat back toward the ump when taking off for first on a ground out. They kept replaying it and the announcers said he was lucky he didn't get thrown out of the game. I guess he was upset by a called strike earlier in the at-bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle1
    He whipped his bat back toward the ump when taking off for first on a ground out. They kept replaying it and the announcers said he was lucky he didn't get thrown out of the game. I guess he was upset by a called strike earlier in the at-bat.
    Hmm. Wish I had caught it. I heard them say something about him being unhappy witht the ump earlier, but I didn't see any replay.

    The umpire must not have felt that it was intentional, or Manny would've been out of there in a heartbeat, I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSoxVT92
    Yeah Manny does make some bad plays like the time last year when he couldnt catch two flyballs that he lost in the sun in the same inning or the back to back errors he made in the world series. But I still stand by that he trys his hardest and sometimes Manny errors can overshadow some of his talent.
    I believe the two flyballs were on Patriots Day, a holiday in MA, the ballgame starts at 11AM, so people watching the ballgame can leave the park in time to catch most of the Boston Marathon. Other fielders had trouble because of the sun that day; early in the season, early in the day.

    About a week ago, he did a headfirst slide. We remember what happened after another headfirst slide. So why would he ever do it again? Why would he ever run through the third base coach with the STOP sign out?

    That's Manny. Just when you think you've seen everything. Remember the catch up against the wall? I was sure he broke bones. He uncurled, stood up and grinned. What can you do? Scream and cheer at the same time?

    We'll keep him. I'd be interested to see him play first base in an exhibition game.
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