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Manny gets booed

Aug 24, 2009, 9:52 AM EDT

When you screw up with a seven game lead in the division, you’re colorful.  When you do it during an extended swoon that has people wondering whether you can hold on to the lead, you get the raspberries:

There was no translation needed to comprehend the most unusual of sounds showered upon Manny Ramirez in the sixth inning Sunday afternoon:

Boos.

Dodgers fans loudly voiced their displeasure after the wildly popular left fielder allowed Aramis Ramirez’s hit to roll past him to the wall for a triple that sparked a tiebreaking two-run outburst and gave the Chicago Cubs a 3-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers’ poor play has been a team effort lately, but with Ramirez sitting at .254/.345/.431 since the break, you can bet that he’s going to get the lion’s share of the blame if L.A. somehow woofs the division away to the Rockies or Giants.

  1. Blind Bogey - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Just Manny being Manny

  2. EC Hudson - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Just Manny being Manny without his ‘roids

  3. Eric - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    That is the funniest thing I read all day! Dodger fans should have booed him from the begining! he comes back from suspension and they cheer him. Tells me Dodger management and their fans are sellouts. They used to boo Barry Bonds for roids then they sign a roid boy. Hypocrytes!! They deserve all the bad plays he gives them in left field. If they were smart they would have left Juan Pierre in left field. Rockies are going to catch them because they have more chemistry.

  4. Tom - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Evidently Craig hasn’t been to many games this year…

  5. Mark - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Yep. Manny bein’ Manny. Wait’ll he loafs to first base and gets doubled up to end a game. Or takes a day off because of injury or illness and then shows up at a downtown bar at 2am with a player from the opposing team. Great players don’t do that crap.

  6. Omega in Colorado - Aug 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Ok, the Dodgers will not give away the division to the Rockies. The Rockies will play hard and earn the division.

  7. rnmwater - Aug 24, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Dodger fans booed Barry for being a Giant and a constant thorn in the Dodgers side. To put simply Dodger fans have been giving Barry the business before it was popular. Arroyo said it best we don’t care if Manny destroys his kidneys as long as he is winning games, he not helping the team win and that is why he is hearing it.

  8. Terri Whelan - Aug 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Dodgers fans, get used to it. We Boston fans had to endure Manny’s antics for far too long.

  9. tired fan - Aug 24, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    We’re dealing with it in Chicago with Soriano. This is what happens when the veteran players get the big contracts.

  10. Robert Chambers - Aug 24, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    thats just so funny,im from cleveland where we raised manny,in my opinion,hes the worse fielder in baseball,he did it in clev,boston and now la.all he is is a great bat,its like he doesnt pay attention out there,probably girl watching….just to funny,sorry

  11. Jon Mulford - Aug 24, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Manny is a first class jerk and part of a group of too many of these guys in MLB today. What was LA thinking when they went after him? He is a distraction to any team trying to achieve a spot in the world series. He’s a terrible outfielder, a super ego and a disgraced druggie. Hey LA, you were so happy to get him, now live with him.

  12. rnmwater - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Manny’s not producing because he is not having any fun. If you haven’t figured it out by now booing him is not the answer(although he has earned it)he a giant kid find a way to make him happy and he will produce.

  13. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    yes, it’d be far better to play out-machine Juan Pierre with his career 85 OPS+ rather than one of the best right hand hitters of our generation with a career 155 OPS+.

  14. JR Jake - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    What really ticked me off is when he said “Well, if we don;t win, we can just come back again and try harder”. Say what?! I should have listened to you Sox fans, the guy is a slackard and needs to grow up. If I recall, we were doing a lot better when he wasn’t playing? Tommy Lasorda and Joe Torre ought to have some of their friends have a ‘come to…’ talk with him.

  15. jsapwco - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    I am surprised it took this long for Manny to get bored and start loafing. Next will be the phantom “injuries” that keep him out of the lineup for days at a time. And if Torre asks him to PH, he may decide to sulk and take three balls down the middle with the sacks loaded. Best move the Bosox ever made was shipping his rear out of town.

  16. Carlos Hurtado - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Im a dodger fan and you know its frunny when you said Manny doesnt pay attention on the field. I was at the dodger game Friday and I was sitting in the left field pavilion and during an inning I saw him in left field looking back and forth and gesturing to someone between pitches. I dont know if it was fans or a teamate, but the point is that I believe Manny doesnt belong with the dodgers nor on any team. Hes a show boat and half asses his ability. I dont think he takes his playing seriously. GET HIM OUT

  17. Biggs - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    So the Red Sox are a better team without him? They won the World Series with him and Ortiz on the juice, this year they will barely make the playoffs at best then get beat in the first round by the Angels. Manny is just going through a slump every player has one, he is still batting over .300 and will come through when it matters down the stretch. Manny is just being Manny when he pinch hits and nails a grand slam on his bobblehead night. True Dodger fans love the guy and know he makes this team a lot more deadly in the postseason

  18. vette78man - Aug 24, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    This isn’t recent behavior. The “Manny being Manny” to rationalize his on- and off-field buffoonery dates to his days in Cleveland. Many here didn’t see it as entertaining or “cute,” just a nuisance and a sign of an immature kid getting big bucks before he could handle it.

  19. SAINTMAN - Aug 24, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    This is not about the Red Sox. Manny is a jerk and always will be one. It’s me, me, me with him. Glad he is on the left coast instead of with the Red Sox now!!!

  20. Stephen - Aug 24, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    It is Manny being Manny. No one ever accused Manny of being a good fielder. He always has been lazy with an attitude. He got where is his because of the good things he has done – but now that it is tainted, he can’t by just being Manny. He is not producing now and we all wonder if the drugs benefited him that much and if he was still using and is too scared now and stopped to avoid the 100 game suspension.

  21. Chris H. - Aug 24, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Ya know, you really have to tank a play to let Aramis Ramirez get a triple…

  22. Rocco - Aug 24, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    It’s clear most of you have not watched the Dodgers/Manny play this year. He screwed up a play and cost the Dodgers the game, just like almost every player does a one time or another. He has also made some very nice, uncharacteristic, hustle plays this year. Including a nice diving/shoe-string catch against the Giants (i think) recently that may have saved the game. Many is Manny, but to say that he hasn’t hustled and played hard the 99% of the time this year just shows you don’t watch LA play.

  23. Jim Gentile - Aug 24, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    F**k and the Dodgers.

  24. Kevin - Aug 24, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Dodger fans….He is all yours

  25. Kim - Aug 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Boston fans are so glad to be rid of Manny…but how many World Series have you won without him? Hmmm?

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