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    I love this guy with all of my heart and soul....

    Manny makes a catch, then high fives fan, then turns DP.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200805142699480
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  • #2
    Crazy guy. Not exactly smart baseball to go high-five the fan, then try and get the DP. :disbelief:

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    • #3
      Even being a Yankee fan I had to smile about this one when I heard about then saw it. I have to admit that was great, he is such a goof.
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      • #4
        I love what Manny said about it.

        "I think that's part of the game. This is a game -- you've got to go enjoy it and have fun."
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        • #5
          Silly, of course. Bad decision, almost certainly.

          But, I've said it time and time again, it's the idiosyncrasies of players that make the game and the history thereof what it is. Manny is the type of player who helps the lore and draw of the game live on for generations; he's the type of player you'll tell your kids about. So many stories and moments...

          Sure, he's a great hitter and his legend will live forever because he'll be immortalized in the HOF.

          But, think about it, what will you say about Frank Thomas? He was a great, great hitter - not much else. Manny is goldmine of anecdotes though!
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          • #6
            You all wouldn't be saying that if the DP didn't get turned.:disbelief:

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            • #7
              The fan had a Red Sox jersey on. What would he have done if the guy had a Yankees jersey on? Gave him a noogie?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Utility07 View Post
                You all wouldn't be saying that if the DP didn't get turned.:disbelief:
                We would be saying that he made a great catch.

                The DP was just the icing on the cake.

                How many 7-4-3 double plays happen in a season? Not many, so it was NOT expected.
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                • #9
                  For someone who has done nothing but his job his entire career (and his off year last year is a year many players would wish for) Manny receives a lot of heat.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by digglahhh View Post
                    Silly, of course. Bad decision, almost certainly.

                    But, I've said it time and time again, it's the idiosyncrasies of players that make the game and the history thereof what it is. Manny is the type of player who helps the lore and draw of the game live on for generations; he's the type of player you'll tell your kids about. So many stories and moments...

                    Sure, he's a great hitter and his legend will live forever because he'll be immortalized in the HOF.

                    But, think about it, what will you say about Frank Thomas? He was a great, great hitter - not much else. Manny is goldmine of anecdotes though!
                    100% correct. In 50 years Manny Ramirez will be much better known and beloved by baseball fans than someone like Frank Thomas. He's just a character.

                    I think the best comparison might be Dizzy Dean.
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                    • #11
                      Here's another Manny anecdote:

                      My father is a Red Sox fan and he was at a game a few years ago and sat along the left field side of the field. There was a young person there, about 13 or 14 who was mentally handicapped. Every time this kid saw Manny running by to go out to left or in to the dugout the kid would start screaming "Manny, Manny, Manny, Manny!!!" over and over again. Well about the 4th or 5th inning Manny came running in after catching the third out and handed the kid the ball. After the next half inning Manny came running out to left with a hat and a bat and put the hat on the kids head and gave him one of his bats.

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                      • #12
                        I thought it was a riot when I saw the replay. It was very spontaneous.
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                        • #13
                          This play truly represents the baseball life of Manny. He'll make you shake your head (sometimes in laughter and sometimes in shame) but in the end of the day, he gets the job done better than almost anyone else.

                          The best part (not shown in the video) was half the Sox lineup gathering around the camera's screen in the dugout to see the replay, with Manny excitingly pointing toward the screen when they got to the high five part. My favorite "MBM" moment.
                          Last edited by Williamsburg2599; 05-15-2008, 11:49 AM.

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                          • #14
                            So many of the best sportsmen these days are just robots. Always professional and treating it like a normal job, its that way in all sports and its getting worse. Its the characters that maybe make some bad decisions on the field, but clearly have fun and are usually the most naturally talented.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Utility07 View Post
                              You all wouldn't be saying that if the DP didn't get turned.:disbelief:
                              The high 5 may have created the double play situation. Had he just caught the ball and returned the ball quicker, the runner may have been more cautious.

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