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Manny Ramirez was juuuuuust a bit short on that slide

May 14, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

Manny Ramirez Red Sox

Manny continues to be Manny in Taiwan. This video via FenwayNation:

Miss you, Manny. I really do.

  1. Joe - May 14, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Surprised he can still hit with that lousy depth perception of his.

  2. cur68 - May 14, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    He just…got tired? Decided to nap a bit on the way to 2nd? I dunno, man: I’m trying to be charitable here but how do you come up THAT short of the base?

    Anyhow, glad to see he still has work . . . or whatever it is that he’s doing there.

  3. jasonwinter - May 14, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Those are some of the most reluctant high-fives in the history baseball.

  4. mjaugelli - May 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    I seem to remember him doing this in the US too on a “routine” double play ball. Pretty sure he’s just sliding to avoid the throw from second to first. In this case, he looks stupid because of the bad throw to second.

  5. brandondubreuil - May 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Later in this game he grabs an opponents broken bat and spends time smelling it. No joke.

  6. Old Gator - May 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Great picture. Incidentally, that’s a famous insulting gesture that Latinos use when they want to impugn each other’s manhood. Hang out in any club in Little Havana where good jazz is being played on a Friday or Saturday night and watch the bar. You’ll see the gesture before the bottles start shattering against unsuspecting heads.

  7. rickdobrydney - May 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    He remains a clueless , big jerk —-even in Japan—-

    • mallethead329 - May 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      Speaking of clueless, TAIWAN is nowhere near and has nothing to do with Japan.

      • badintent - May 15, 2013 at 1:06 AM

        Please don’t tell Rick, he still thinks that The Last Samuri fought with Tom Cruise.

  8. jm91rs - May 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    That was a taylor made double play and Manny screwed up with that short slide. Nice thinking Manny

  9. stlouis1baseball - May 14, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Most like would have been safe had he been actually running. Throw from 1st was waaay off.
    His half stepping…scratch that…his quarter stepping allowed the SS time to recover.
    Then that “slide” just sealed the deal. Dude is a punk. Has always been a punk. Will always be a punk. Not a fan. Never have been. Never will be. Other than that…he isn’t a bad dude. LOL!

  10. The Dangerous Mabry - May 14, 2013 at 2:37 PM

  11. crashdavis99 - May 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Now I don’t speak Taiwanese, but I’m pretty sure I heard one of the commentators say “That’s just Manny being Manny. (BTW, why MLB Network hasn’t picked this up as a reality show is beyond me)

  12. j0esixpack - May 14, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Nice “Major League” reference!

    Though of course not even the worst major league team wants him now.

  13. carbydrash - May 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    For those of you who may be wondering:

    Manny leads the league with 5 homers, is hitting .343/400/.562 and has 10 “Sisiqui”.

  14. 13arod - May 14, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    looks like he took too many steriods

  15. losangelesfan - May 14, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    HOF’s do it too! At least MbM didn’t call time.

  16. forsch31 - May 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Announcer: “Manny KERSHHHH!” Yep.

    Also good to see the old San Diego Padres uniform still ’round. I think.

  17. Jonny 5 - May 14, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    He has to be high on something. He has to be. He would have been safe there if he wasn’t playing drunk. Bad Manny. He is drunk there right?

  18. moogro - May 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    He looks really lonely on the bench. Maybe his whole experience over there is a long, drawn-out Taiwanese animation. He probably figured that sliding that soon doesn’t really matter.

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