May 12, 2004

Having Kramer-like hair, sometimes failing to run out grounders and doing things that often prompt people to say, "That's just Manny being Manny,'' didn't sway the judges.

"It was 15 questions. They give you the book. It's not hard,'' a smiling Ramirez said prior to last night's come-from-behind 5-3 win over Cleveland. "You just have to study the questions.''

When asked if he had a special feeling when he took the oath, Ramirez shrugged: "Not really. I just stood up.''

posted by justgary to baseball at 02:25 AM - 9 comments

"Not really. I just stood up.'' That Manny, what a crazy, witty, quote machine.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:45 AM on May 12, 2004

My favorite baseball story coming out of boston this year (besides the pitching... besides Kim at the moment) has been Manny's new openness with the media and the fans. This was a nice feel-good story and I appreciate here, where the media strains to find the negativity in everything. He's fun. He likes the fans -- every inning he comes out and tips his cap to the stands and the monster seats. He gives a good interview. His website message board is great. I'm loving the positivity.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:23 PM on May 12, 2004

Finally I had a really good link that I wanted to post and you guys beat me to it. Oh well, anyway bravo Manny. Great pic of him with the flag. Certainly in days filled with negativity it is great to see something so positive from the national pastime. It still is our national pastime isn't it or is it The Sopranos?

posted by Khalil at 01:24 PM on May 12, 2004

My favorite Manny story, from a Dan Le Batard article: Ramirez, 28, describes himself as "a child, not an adult," and weaves absentmindedly along life's roads the same way he used to drive around the streets near Jacobs Field, where he was once cited for driving without a license, without proper plates, with illegally tinted windows and with the stereo turned up too loud ... whereupon the police officer discovered Ramirez had two Florida driver's licenses and two Social Security numbers. Then, after releasing him, the cop stopped and ticketed him again for immediately making an illegal U-turn.

posted by usfbull at 03:15 PM on May 12, 2004

Good for him. That's really cool.

posted by msacheson at 10:33 PM on May 12, 2004

10 Sample Questions that Manny may have had to answer.

posted by usfbull at 09:55 AM on May 13, 2004

That last question is unfair, because it's a judgement call, IMO. Any amendment to the Constitution could be considered "most important," depending on your opinion...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:26 AM on May 13, 2004

Obviously, Millar has been study buddies with Manny.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:52 AM on May 13, 2004

I'm loving the positivity. it's great while it lasts.

posted by garfield at 12:34 PM on May 13, 2004

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.