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Tim McCarver: Manny’s Actions in Boston Were “Despicable”

I know Tim McCarver isn’t the most reliable source. He once said during a FOX broadcast of the 2004 ALCS that Brandon Arroyo AND Pedro Martinez would start in Game 2 of that series. Yes, there are many things wrong with that statement…but moving on, McCarver said Wednesday that Manny Ramirez’s final months in Boston were “despicable.”

“It’s extraordinary — the dichotomy between what he was in Boston and what he is in Los Angeles,” McCarver said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I mean, talk about wearing out your welcome in a town, and it was a long welcome with the Red Sox. But some of the things he did were simply despicable, despicable — like not playing, refusing to play. Forgetting what knee to limp on. And now it’s washed, it’s gone.”

Exactly my feelings, Tim.

Manny Ramirez is a first-ballot hall-of-famer, and may reach 600 home runs and 2,000 RBIs before his career is over. He played instrumental roles in Boston’s two championships since 1918 (2004 and 2007). He also, at times, seemed like he got along with his teammates and was in a goofy mood.

But, his actions toward the end of his Red Sox career were downright “despicable,” as McCarver described. How about pushing down traveling secretary Jack McCormick? Or slapping Kevin Youkilis in the dugout? Or absolutely refusing to board a plane to Seattle from Oakland with his team? There has to be many, many other problems that ultimately led to Manny’s departure for Jason Bay that we don’t even know about.

I wish the Dodgers luck in the NLCS. Should they make it and should the Sox get by the Rays, then I hope the Game 1 starter drills Manny in the ass. It’s the least they could do!

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