Manny Being Michael


Picture this.

You’re a sportswriter sitting in the Red Sox locker room small talking with David Wells, discussing the best bars in Arlington to watch the NCAA Championship game when Manny Ramirez comes up to you and announces that he was known as “Baby Jordan” when he lived in the Dominican Republic.

I can’t even imagine what I’d do. With most athletes, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they had skills in another sport. But I feel like Manny would struggle with some of basketball’s rules.

For instance, what makes one shot worth two points and another worth three? That’s just silly.

Concepts that go beyond see ball, hit ball are difficult for Ramirez. I mean, he has a tough time understanding why he’s supposed to catch the ball with his left hand when he’s clearly right handed.

Here’s to the first of what will certainly be many Mannyisms.

Next Jordan? Could it have been Manny? – Matt Mosley, Dallas Morning News


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