You’re not going to believe this, but Bill Plaschke found fault with Manny Ramirez’s return to Dodger Stadium last night:
The citizens showed up early in hopes that the mayor would come out early to greet them.
The citizens began cheering as he ran out for the start of the game in hopes that the mayor would acknowledge them.
The citizens chanted his name as he finished his first warm-up
tosses in hopes that the mayor would at least throw them the ball.
He threw it in the left-field stands instead.
After blowing off honesty, accountability and one-third of the
season, Manny Ramirez did something more egregious in his return to
Dodger Stadium on Thursday.
He blew off Mannywood.
Given that Plaschke has been beating up Manny for months now, I can
only assume that he had a “Manny disingenuously tips his cheating cap
to the fans” column ready to go too. Either way it’s more of the same
ridiculous outrage from a guy who, in addition to being unable to write
a paragraph longer than one sentence, is unable to appreciate that no
one other than him feels betrayed by Manny Ramirez. The guy’s a big
flake, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why the people who like
him like him.
To suggest that the fans out in left field feel diminished by
Ramirez’s alleged slight is to assume that Dodgers fans are simpletons.
Some folks like him. Some folks don’t. No one apart from a few
columnists lose much sleep over the guy, nor should they.