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Manny Ramirez

Tyler Kepner published this story in today’s NY Times about the new batch of players eligible for Hall of Fame consideration. I totally agree with his assessment that most of these fellows will not meet the five-percent of votes needed to remain on next year’s ballot. The only names that jumps out as a possible/probable […]

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Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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Come on, admit it, won’t you miss hearing “Manny being Manny?” The one-time sure-fire Hall of Famer turns 38 today. I wonder if the authors of Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball’s Most Enigmatic Slugger would consider a revised edition? Also born this date, actual Hall of Famer Amos Rusie (1871). Bonus nicknames of […]

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Very sad, the end of Ramirez’s career. To have played as long as he did, only to have people look at you funny now that this information has come out. But in a bizarro way, you have to give him credit for not saying: “It was my teammate’s stuff. I didn’t know what it was.” […]

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Take a guess at the cover story. If you picked anything other than Manny Ramirez — such as the exciting marquee matchup between the Capitals and Penguins, or Cleveland flying through the NBA playoffs — you’d be WRONG. (Please God, don’t let Selena Roberts get ahold of this one.) Tom Verducci gets cover-story honors with […]

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Don’t you just feel so sorry for authors who works so hard to put out a book, then, as soon as it hits the stores, something happens to rendered it outdated? Such is the case for Becoming Manny:Inside the Life of Baseball’s Most Enigmatic Slugger, by Jean Rhodes and Shawn Boburg. News that Ramirez was […]

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Brought to you by the LA Times. The Providence Journal posted this book review, as well: “How did Manny become Manny?”

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This week’s Only a Game featured a Bill Littlefield interview with Jean Rhodes and Shawn Boburg, authors of Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball’s Most Enigmatic Slugger. This one is high on my “to read” pile as it seems to go beyond the standard player biography. The segment comes at the 21:58 mark, preceded […]

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* More on Manny

March 10, 2009 · 0 comments

Another over-analysis of the quizzical slugger from The Boston Globe, in the form of a Q&A with co-author Dr. Jean Rhodes.

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* Manny being Malamud?

February 17, 2009 · 0 comments

What’s one more in-depth profile of a major star between friends? Here’s one about Manny Ramirez, who remains untainted with the steroids brush. ( Isn’t it terrible that pretty much any slugger from here on out will be looked at with one cocked eyebrow?) Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball’s Most Enigmatic Slugger, by  […]

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