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Manny just never stops being Manny. This laughable story was reported by Seattle Times Geoff Baker in his Mariners blog:
Seems that Boston slugger Manny Ramirez was leaving the ballpark, with headphones on trying to look inconspicuous and quickly get away from the crowds still leaving the stadium. He started to cross South Royal Brougham Way, against the signals of a traffic cop who was directing pedestrians. The police officer demanded that Ramirez open his wallet and show identification. He warned him that he could face a $500 fine and possible arrest for disobeying a police officer.
It became clear to those watching that the policeman had no idea who Ramirez was. He didn’t ask for an autograph or anything, but did ask Ramirez if he’d attended the game. After the brief lecture, and no argument from Ramirez, the police officer let him go with no further trouble.
I swear this could only happen to Manny Ramirez. It just shows how little baseball is cared about in the city of Seattle. There’s not many cities in the US that Manny could just walk out on the street and not get swarmed by people. It also shows that Manny doesn’t care to listen to cops, but really who does?