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Announcer likens Manny Ramirez home run to ex-girlfriend

Jun 7, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT


Strange things always seem to happen when Manny Ramirez is involved, even now that he is over in Taiwan continuing his playing career. Thankfully, this latest incident only tangentially involved him. While calling Ramirez’s eighth home run of the season, the TV announcer has what is arguably the baseball call of the year: “This ball is long gone, just like the ex-girlfriend who will never return!”

Watch the homer and listen to the call below. (Tip of the Cap: Manny Does Taiwan)

  1. fearlessleader - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Huh. Since it was Manny, I figured the analogy would have something to do with artificial enhancement.

    • Glenn - Jun 7, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      I figured it might be about when fungus and algae symbiotically co-habitate, but that’s lichens.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      High levels of estrogen – just like my girlfriend.

  2. zzalapski - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Nice of the announcers to follow with the Chinese translation for their non-English-speaking viewers.

  3. 13arod - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    i heard more storys about manny in tawin then when he was playing over in the united states

  4. dondada10 - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    For some reason that clip reminded me of the movie Idiocracy.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

      I was expecting more information about Mr. Sparkle.

      I have so many question about missah spakuhl.

  5. trollingforjustice - Jun 8, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    Home Run!! Gone!..just like American ballplayer never returning to Big Leagues in America!

  6. teambringitstrong - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    At least he had a career not to return to. How about you?

    • trollingforjustice - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      i never could get my hands on any of the “juice” or i could have had a career like his

  7. yahmule - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Listen to the crowd even when nothing is happening. Attending a baseball game in Taiwan looks like a tremendous amount of fun.

  8. brandondubreuil - Jun 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    it is alot of fun. Also helps that the tickets are 12 USD at most and you can bring your own beer into the stadium.

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