If you haven’t already heard this, you may not believe it. I had to clear the haze, fog, smoke, and whatever else from my eyes before realizing what I read. Is Manny Ramirez a changed man? First we hear that he’s getting his dreadlocks cut off, but that is more about team policy than his own personal choice, right? Maybe not.
In interview with NESN, Ramirez admitted that the way his tenure in Boston ended was his fault. I’m speechless (or should I say type-less). After all the things this guy has said — which have led to teammates to calling him a clubhouse cancer and the media to ripping him to shreds — he actually says something that we can respect?
I think everything was my fault,” Ramirez said. “You’ve got to be a real man to realize when you do wrong. Hey, it was my fault, right? I’m already past that stage. I’m happy. I’m in a new team.”
If I saw those words written on a blog — even one as credible as LBS — I wouldn’t believe them, either. For those of you skeptics (who I don’t blame), here’s the Manny Ramirez “my fault” video:
You better believe it, folks. That was Manny Ramirez saying the fans who booed him were “great” in receiving him when he came back to Boston with the Dodgers. That was also Manny telling us he apologized to Kevin Youkilis for an incident that nearly ended in fisticuffs in the Red Sox dugout. Bravo, Manny. In what has turned out to be a refreshing change of pace, you’ve actually prevented us from having to say something negative about you.
Manny: I would have come back to Boston [Boston.com]