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    Manny Happier in LA??

    Apparently people think Manny will be much happier in LA. I can't hate on this though, it's kinda funny

    http://www.complex.com/blogs/2008/08...happier-in-la/

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    Quote Originally Posted by amittal View Post
    Apparently people think Manny will be much happier in LA. I can't hate on this though, it's kinda funny

    http://www.complex.com/blogs/2008/08...happier-in-la/
    That was pretty hilarious.

    But Manny will happy here for the 2 1/2 months we have him. I don't see him as a long-term resident after this season's finished.

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    Why wouldn't he be happy on the West Coast? Beautiful young females of all colors and creeds as far as the eye can see. I am very happy to be a fan of women and baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby_Ayala View Post
    Why wouldn't he be happy on the West Coast? Beautiful young females of all colors and creeds as far as the eye can see. I am very happy to be a fan of women and baseball.
    And a city such as Boston doesnt have beautiful women???
    A bunch of dated provincial stereotypes from watching reruns of Melrose Place, doesnt really provide much insight. All I have learned from your post is that you havent traveled much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parlo View Post
    And a city such as Boston doesnt have beautiful women???
    A bunch of dated provincial stereotypes from watching reruns of Melrose Place, doesnt really provide much insight. All I have learned from your post is that you havent traveled much.
    I grew up in San Bernardino and have traveled to Boston at least a dozen times on business/pleasure. Trust me when I say, this is no contest. Yes, there are beautiful women in Boston. There are beautiful women everywhere. But the sheer numbers of them in LA makes this argument not even close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgerfan1 View Post
    I grew up in San Bernardino and have traveled to Boston at least a dozen times on business/pleasure. Trust me when I say, this is no contest. Yes, there are beautiful women in Boston. There are beautiful women everywhere. But the sheer numbers of them in LA makes this argument not even close.
    I realize this thread is somewhat tongue in cheek, but come on! These players are millionaire athletes who have gorgeous women making themselves available to them wherever they go.
    Manny Ramirez didnt need to move to Los Angeles in order to be exposed to beautiful women. Do you think Johnny Damon, Manny, Tom Brady, or any of the Celtics have said to themselves, "Gee, I never am around any beautiful women, perhaps I need to move to Los Angeles".
    Thats absurd!
    Dont get me wrong, I have lived in Newport Beach and San Diego and love the area. I am even rooting for the Dodgers to win the NL west.(see NY Yankee pages).
    I just think that the provincialism gets carried a little too far sometimes. There is a tendency in southern California to portray the rest of the country as a bunch of overweight, pasty, mullet sporting Siberians.
    That is simply not the case.
    That would be the equivalent of saying everyone in SoCal is a cowboy, a Marine, or a surfer.
    Provincialism will get you nowhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by parlo View Post
    And a city such as Boston doesnt have beautiful women???
    A bunch of dated provincial stereotypes from watching reruns of Melrose Place, doesnt really provide much insight. All I have learned from your post is that you havent traveled much.
    I travel both coasts multiple times a year. I never said Boston doesn't have talent, it does, but on a per capita basis, it doesn't compare with SoCal. I love women end encourage baseball to market itself to women to enhance the ambience of all ballparks with beautiful women attending in high numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby_Ayala View Post
    I travel both coasts multiple times a year. I never said Boston doesn't have talent, it does, but on a per capita basis, it doesn't compare with SoCal. I love women end encourage baseball to market itself to women to enhance the ambience of all ballparks with beautiful women attending in high numbers.
    Perhaps Derek Jeter will request a trade also. I hear he is hard up for a date.
    When he is in SoCal, maybe he will meet some women!
    Tom Brady can join him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by parlo View Post
    I realize this thread is somewhat tongue in cheek, but come on! These players are millionaire athletes who have gorgeous women making themselves available to them wherever they go.
    Manny Ramirez didnt need to move to Los Angeles in order to be exposed to beautiful women. Do you think Johnny Damon, Manny, Tom Brady, or any of the Celtics have said to themselves, "Gee, I never am around any beautiful women, perhaps I need to move to Los Angeles".
    Thats absurd!
    Dont get me wrong, I have lived in Newport Beach and San Diego and love the area. I am even rooting for the Dodgers to win the NL west.(see NY Yankee pages).
    I just think that the provincialism gets carried a little too far sometimes. There is a tendency in southern California to portray the rest of the country as a bunch of overweight, pasty, mullet sporting Siberians.
    That is simply not the case.
    That would be the equivalent of saying everyone in SoCal is a cowboy, a Marine, or a surfer.
    Provincialism will get you nowhere!
    I was merely responding to your statement regarding 'provincial stereotypes from watching reruns of Melrose Place.' You seemed to be indicating that the fact that there are more 'beautiful' women per square foot in LA than in Boston was some sort of false perception on my part, and I beg to differ, having spent some time in both places. To me, in fact, it's not even all that close. I have lived in Northern CA for years now, so don't have a dog in this hunt, I am just stating the facts, as I know them.

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    Based upon my limited experience, Manny is bummed that he couldn't be traded to the Expos. He also could have insisted on going to the Rangers...both Montreal and Dallas beat LA, to my eye, although I have only had one (extended) trip to LA. If you insist on blondes and redheads, Montreal might not be for you.


    Manny's #1 residence is in FL, I'm quite sure, and I doubt that he'd ever leave there and its proximity to the DR. His wife, Juliana, is also quite high on the babe-a-licious scale, if you've never seen her. Thing is, I'm not sure if he can remember that he's married if he doesn't see her every hour or so.
    Manny - "Hey, baby, what's your name? Who's your daddy? Is he rich like me???"
    Juliana - "You're my daddy, dope, that's why I'm in your kitchen frying up platanos."
    Manny - "Oooohhh! Platanos!!!! Yummy!!!!!"
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    Yes, Montreal, I have heard tremendous things about the talent level of Montreal. I believe a trip to Montreal is in my future plans I will enoy my trip to Montreal, but no more Expos. I will always belong to the West Coast.

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    I didn't go to Montreal with any expectations, but it quickly became obvious that there were gorgeous babes EVERYWHERE. We didn't have firm plans and stopped in a fleabag hotel that was close to the Jazzfest action, and the clerk there was one of the 5 most beautiful women I had seen in my life up to that point...this was after living in Dallas, a serious "talent" spot. My single friend tried to make small talk with her, but she gave him a quick "Yeah, right..." look and started talking about how buff her boyfriend was. Funny thing was, we decided to go to a "gentlemen's club" later, and couldn't find one!!! Just too clueless...

    We did see the Expos there, were dumb enough to scalp premium tickets when we were about 50 yards away from a special ticket office window that sold them (clueless again). The scalper told us they were season tickets only!! My friend and I argued about the roof...he said it was there, I said it wasn't. It wasn't, just the cables were left hanging down. We had a waitress and enjoyed some poutin, the fries/cheese/gravy mess that tastes so good. Terrible game, think they were playing the Marlins and there were about 28 people there. The players clearly just wanted to get it over with. It was extraordinarily easy to get to the park on the Metro, most accessible stadium I've ever seen.

    I think that Manny hitting a ton for LA puts the front office in a tight spot...if they don't bring him back, the fans might get mad about not keeping the guy who hit .400 for the team down the stretch. But, the FO is probably going to realize that he's going to be very expensive for an aging ballplayer, and the honeymoon as far as his behavior might be over pretty soon.
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    When you wallet is as large as Manny's you can get chicks in a ghost town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amittal View Post
    Apparently people think Manny will be much happier in LA. I can't hate on this though, it's kinda funny

    http://www.complex.com/blogs/2008/08...happier-in-la/

    manny is happy because he is out of boston, and a chance at another huge payday by yanks after this season.

    it didn't matter where he went, he would have been just as happy just to be out of beantown.

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    The female talent in SoCal sells itself to the ballplayer, businessman, student and basically the young male. Any ballplayer would be wise to spend time embracing the ambience the beautiful females provide. Very good things happen in SoCal. Dodgers over Cubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parlo View Post
    And a city such as Boston doesnt have beautiful women???
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    They have those Boston "attitudes."

    I'd make Manny get a haircut and raise his pantlegs a bit. He can hit, but I think he trips over his baggies in the field and loses balls when his hair is flopping around.

    I don't think Walter Alston would have allowed that. But then, Joe Torre is a different sort of guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby_Ayala View Post
    Why wouldn't he be happy on the West Coast? Beautiful young females of all colors and creeds as far as the eye can see. I am very happy to be a fan of women and baseball.
    I continue to stand behind these comments. I love the lifesyle and encourage all young men to contemplate improving their way of life by relocating to the Los Angeles area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby_Ayala View Post
    I continue to stand behind these comments. I love the lifesyle and encourage all young men to contemplate improving their way of life by relocating to the Los Angeles area.
    And let me say that Australia leaves LA for dead.....but there is certainly no viable contract out here for Manny.

    Quote Originally Posted by parlo
    There is a tendency in southern California to portray the rest of the country as a bunch of overweight, pasty, mullet sporting Siberians.
    A couple of trips to Disneyland somehow portrays that picture for me, however Disneyland is obviously not a reliable guide as to what the 'real' people of each state/region look like because in my travels around USA and other parts of the world reveal very attractive people.

    I still recommend a trip down under though!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
    And let me say that Australia leaves LA for dead.....but there is certainly no viable contract out here for Manny.
    Australia has exported some fine talent over the years. I could name names but I won't. Fantasy will become reality sooner rather than later. I appreciate it. Thank you.

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    This thread is spiraling out of control!

    Not that a discussion of this nature isn't valid, but it kinda lacks teeth w/o pics, yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUnderDodger View Post
    And let me say that Australia leaves LA for dead.....but there is certainly no viable contract out here for Manny.
    I like Australian imports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhss89 View Post
    This thread is spiraling out of control!

    Not that a discussion of this nature isn't valid, but it kinda lacks teeth w/o pics, yes?
    Google "Bondi Beach" or "Surfer's Paradise" and you may get the picture
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    Back to Manny....part 2 of the attached article.....is there a 'bidding war' between the Angels & Dodgers? Are the Yanks just waiting in the wings ready to pounce?
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Here's a different take on Manny from the New York Times....
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/sp...1&ref=baseball
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Well if you believe what you read these days...if he stays in LA it will not be in the Disneyland vicinity!!

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,1392160.story
    "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." ~Humphrey Bogart

    No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. ~Tommy Lasorda

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