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Manny Ramirez causes Larry Bowa to lose sleep

Apr 23, 2010, 4:13 PM EST

Manny Ramirez running.jpgSticking with Manny Ramirez, here’s some fun from Larry Bowa, Dodgers third base coach, who appeared on Sirius/XM’s Ripken Show today to talk about what it’s like to coach Manny Ramirez:

Larry Bowa: Believe me, when Manny’s up I hope for two things.  I hope he hits a home run or he’s on third with less than two outs.  Because that might be the most difficult player to navigate around the bases because you don’t know when he’s running hard, you don’t know what gate he’s gonna be in, you don’t know what his mood is . . . there’s times where I think he’s got a chance of scoring and then he’s rounding third, all of sudden you send him and between third and home something happens and he’s out by five, six feet.

Bowa went on to say that he “lies awake at night” worrying about Manny on the basepaths.

I know people disagree about Manny Ramirez, but there aren’t many things more funny in baseball than an agitated Larry Bowa, so I think this one has to go in the “pro” column on the great Manny ledger.

  1. GSS - Apr 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    “you don’t know what gate he’s gonna be in”
    Err, “gait”, not “gate”.

  2. GimmeSomeSteel - Apr 23, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    I think both are appropriate for this horse’s a** (and great hitter). Planet Manny is one strange place.

  3. Rimmy ipsbil - Apr 24, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    That player play good … he is best player……..
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