Manny Ramirez Gives a Heartfelt Farewell to Another City
I must say, there’s nobody that can leave a town quite like Manny Ramirez. As his days were dwindling down with the Boston Red Sox, Manny made a habit of pretending he was injured in order to stick it to the team and be taken out of the lineup. That’s probably one of the main reasons Jonathan Papelbon called him a clubhouse cancer. No. 24 forced his way out of Boston and embarked on a new journey as No. 99 in L.A., where “Mannywood” became an immediate hit.
After being placed on waivers and claimed by the Chicago White Sox, Ramirez has officially worn out his welcome in another big city. Once again, he managed to shorten his stay, this time by getting himself ejected after the first pitch of a sixth-inning at-bat in Colorado Sunday afternoon. Here’s the video of Manny Ramirez getting ejected in his last Dodgers at-bat, courtesy of You Been Blinded:
Take it from someone who watched Manny as closely as he could be watched for many years — he rarely ever cares when he’s called out on a questionable third strike, let alone getting pissed about the first pitch of an at-bat. Manny didn’t want to play anymore. When Manny’s sick of playing, Manny finds a way to get himself out of the game. Best of luck, White Sox fans.