Manny Ramirez Calls Himself a Member of the ‘Working Class’
As you have probably heard by now, Manny Ramirez is planning a comeback. When it comes to Manny, you can never understand the motive behind anything. It’s possible he did not want to end his MLB career by avoiding a suspension for failing a second performance-enhancing drug test. He could also just be bored. Whatever the case, we can all agree his decision has nothing to do with money — considering Manny is a guy who used to leave non-deposited paychecks in his locker that were worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Ramirez made more than $200 million during his MLB career, but it sounds like he still considers himself a man who is simply in search of a job. Check out this hilarious quote that was translated from a recent interview between Ramirez and Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes.
“We are the working class and wherever there is work, you must go work.” Ramirez said when asked if he would consider playing in Japan or another country.
Keep in mind that the statement was translated from an interview that was conducted in Spanish, so it’s possible we’re dealing with a lost in translation type scenario. That being said, we feel your pain, Manny. It’s tough to find work out there but we all have to pay the bills and put food on the table somehow.
Ramirez also expressed regret over using performance-enhancing substances and said it is a decision he regrets every day of his life. That’s nice, but referring to himself as a member of the working class is way more entertaining.
Fist pound to Hardball Talk for sharing the quote with us.