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Are you ready for Manny Ramirez, Jr?

Apr 17, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

Manny Ramirez

Les Carpenter of Yahoo! hips us to the son of baseball’s most famous man-child:

Now on the day of his final high school game, Manny Jr., a first baseman and outfielder, sits near the batting cages at the IMG Academy late last week. He came here three years ago with the blessing of his mother, Celia Fernandez, believing the concentration of school and baseball would better prepare him for a baseball life. He has grown to 6-foot-3, taller and lankier than Manny Sr. but also very much a mirror of his father when he first joined the Cleveland Indians in 1993. He is certain to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft in June.

A telling and slightly sad part of the story is where the 17 year-old Manny Jr. talks about his father and finds it necessary to say “I think with everything that has happened he has matured.”

But beyond that, it sounds like young Manny Raimirez has a future.

  1. sfm073 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    The apple doesn’t usually fall far from the tree.

    • cur68 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Oh, get lost. Like the kid should have to carry around his old man’s baggage because you know a cliche? Pu-lease. Well look, I know one too. It comes from a popular text of mythology and it goes like this:

      “The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity…”
      (Ezekiel 18:20)

      His old man’s sins have nothing to do with him or his career. Good luck to him.

      • number42is1 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        thats NOTHING like ezekiel 25:17… now THERE is a passage!

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:37 PM

        Oh spare us the Riot Act you idiot!!

      • cur68 - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:53 AM

        /poo FLUNG

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      so what you’re saying is, he’s gonna be a perennial All-Star?

  2. professor30 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Love him or hate him, Manny Sr. was flat out one of the best pure hitters in the history of the game, there’s no denying him that.

    • djpostl - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      Considering we know he was juicing his entire damn career, um, yes we can deny that.

      Hot in ’03 on that infamous list.

      Hot in ’09 with the Dodgers.

      Hot in 2011 with Rays.

      There is absolutely no reason to suspect anything he did, especially prior to testing was clean because even after that stuff was put in he thumbed his nose at the game.

      I don’t care how good his numbers were, how much talent he had…everything he did is worthy of being questioned.

      • djpostl - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        damn “no edit function”.

        No reason to NOT suspect everything he did…

  3. 13arod - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    don’t do steriods like your farther wish him good luck

    • sabatimus - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      That’s pretty hypocritical, eh?

  4. Stiller43 - Apr 17, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    He didnt wish him bad luck, he was just stating a generalization.

  5. ebrownwareagle - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    MANNY WAS A STUD!!!

  6. yousuxxors - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    steroids don’t improve hand eye coordination

    • kinggw - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM

      Exactly, just ask Jeremy Giambi and Ozzie Canseco. Steroids cant make you a great ball player.

      • grumpyoleman - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM

        Worked for Big Headed Barry.

  7. Rich Peters - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Reblogged this on Higher Ground.

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