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See, this is why you don't listen to what Manny Ramirez says

Feb 24, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

Manny Ramirez Zen.jpgManny’s state of mind is like the weather: don’t like it? Just wait a few minutes and it will change. Here he is a day after saying that he might just retire after this year:

Manny Ramirez walked across the Dodgers’ clubhouse on Tuesday to interrupt a conversation.

“Listen,” he said as he made a half-hearted attempt to suppress a
giggle. “I want you to tell everyone that I felt so good practicing
yesterday that I’m going to play five more years.” Three in the majors and two in Japan, he said, still laughing.

Not that you should discount everything MbM says:

“Whether the season is good or bad, you have to give thanks to God. You have to be thankful that you have a job. Think about all of
the things that are happening in the world. There are people who say,
‘I don’t have Gucci shoes.’ But I say to them, ‘You have feet. Be
thankful because there are people who are worse off than you.’ “

After the interview he told the reporter that when he died, on his deathbed, he will receive total consciousness. So he’s got that goin’ for him, which is nice.

  1. BC - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Gunga Lagunga.

  2. Ben - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Manny being Manny. His second statement I have to say was a little profound though. You have to wonder what’s going on in Manny’s head.

  3. Ryan - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    We should have seen this coming, but I think when Manny moved to LA, he got in a little too tight with the Tom Cruises and John Travoltas of the world.

  4. YANKEES1996 - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Manny and Carl Spackler could be the same person, if you consider it carefully. The mental prowess of both are eerily similiar.

  5. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    There are people who say, ‘I don’t have Gucci shoes.’

    Who the F says that? I think everyone who posts here would line up for a chance to punch said person in the face if they were serious about that comment.

  6. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    I think Manny’s going to discover that in his case, total consciousness is more or less indistinguishable from the consciousness he already has. With no problem whatsoever thinking in antinomian terms already, totality per se will be small potatoes for him. And if a few more fly balls bounce off his head, he’ll be proximate to satori several parsecs ahead of schedule. He’d be on the cusp of nirvana its unself if he has the kind of profound realization that Oscar Wilde experienced on his deathbed: “Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.”

  7. Joey B - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    “We should have seen this coming, but I think when Manny moved to LA, he got in a little too tight with the Tom Cruises and John Travoltas of the world.”
    They wouldn’t last five minutes with him. They wouldn’t understand a word he had to say. They’d talk for hours before realizing that Manny hadn’t listened to a word of it.
    OTOH, hearing this-“But I say to them, ‘You have feet. Be thankful because there are people who are worse off than you.’ “, coming from someone that broke his contract so that he could squeeze $45M out of the LAD instead $40M out of the RS, might be a little hard to take.
    Nothing like hearing a guy worth $100,000,000+ telling someone without shoes that they should be thankful.

  8. archilochusColubris - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    I guess that means us posters aren’t as enlightened as The Great Mannha.

  9. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Joey B
    coming from someone that broke his contract so that he could squeeze $45M out of the LAD instead $40M out of the RS, might be a little hard to take.
    ahhhhhh, you mis-remembered but Boston was NOT going to pick up his two option years, so he said trade me for Brett Farve.He was right too, Theo has no honor toward the fellas who won those Tiffany Trophies in the glass case, Lowe, Pedro,Nixon,Foulke etc., etc.
    I luv Manny, saux suk!!!!!!!!

  10. Joey B - Feb 24, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    “ahhhhhh, you mis-remembered but Boston was NOT going to pick up his two option years, so he said trade me for Brett Farve.He was right too,”
    If Manny hit the way he hit with LA, then we’d have picked up at least the first option. IRT him being right, how would you feel if your roofer walked off the job after you paid him? Where I come from, if you sign a contract, you abide by it.
    I like Manny, and getting Bay back was a coup, but he was wrong to have accepted $160M from us, and then when it no longer worked in his favor, to break the contract. It’s hard to believe that there are people out there that think it’s okay to break a contract for personal gain.

  11. Morgan W - Feb 24, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Not much

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