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Quote of the Day: Buster Olney joins the Manny Ramirez hit parade

Sep 1, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

Someday the sporting press isn't going to have Manny Ramirez to kick around anymore. But don't worry: they're grooming Matt Kemp for the role.

“He apparently lacks a basic level of professional integrity that hundreds of millions of people have in their jobs.”

Buster Olney’s view of Manny Ramirez, voiced in the course of making the case for Ramirez’s 2011 employer to give him a really, really low base salary with heavy incentives.

I think this is a massive, massive overstatement. Have you seen the unemployment numbers? There is no way “hundreds of millions of people” have jobs anymore.

  1. SadPandaRevolt - Sep 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM


  2. Kevin S. - Sep 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Buster’s ragged on Manny for years. This is entirely expected.

  3. Spudchukar - Sep 1, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Trust me there are many, many Mannys out there in the general population too. Lots of Ralphs being Ralphs and Cindys being Cindys. I do work and have worked with plenty. The only difference is most don’t have Manny’s talent. Typical Buster being Buster.

  4. Paper Lions - Sep 1, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Buster Olney defended Selena Roberts in her coverage of the Duke team and in contents of her book on ARod, I don’t think Buster has a very good handle evaluation of other people’s integrity. And sorry, but most people shed their “professional integrity” as soon as it becomes inconvenient or affects profit margins.

  5. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 1, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    I wonder what Buster feels about how well Cliff Lee has been pitching for the Yankees…er, oh wait a second…

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