Manny cared about serving Manny, making money and nothing elseShank's just getting warmed up; read the whole thing. One of Shank's better columns in recent memory.
Manny Ramirez is a cheater. He's a disgrace. He's not going to the Hall of Fame. And you know what else? Manny doesn't care.
So why should fans care?
Manny's not an evil person. He was a guy who'd come to the park early, whistle while he worked then go off into the night after the games. He stayed to himself and most of the time you hardly knew he was around. He usually had a hug for everyone but never had a lot of friends in the clubhouse.
A few interesting side notes:
He was a latter-day, juiced-up Jimmie Foxx.Shank, August 26, 2006:
As previously stated, he is a modern-day Jimmie Foxx, a certain Hall of Famer, and he works hard at his craft.Just thought it interesting that Shank has some level of consistency in comparing Manny to Foxx.
He was Most Valuable Player of the 2004 World Series when the Red Sox put a 86-year-old Curse to rest.A Curse, exploited by Shank for fun and profit! You'll find the book reviews especially amusing.
But really, what's a Shank column on Manny without a few cheap shots?
Manny was a savant slugger. His simple mind made it easier to hit.
Ever-clueless, he could be funny and charming.