July 15, 2006

A Strange Definition Of "Hero"

Sean McClelland, Dayton Daily News:
Listening to the talk this week about Boston's Manny Ramirez refusing to show up for the All-Star Game, I was reminded of my long-ago youth.

I concluded that Rick Manning, the only player I ever tried to emulate, never would have pulled such a stunt. ... In my young eyes, the hustling Manning could do no wrong. ...

I know this about Manning: If selected by the fans to start an All-Star Game, he would be there, no questions asked.

The kids today who look up to Ramirez can't say the same about their favorite player, and that's sad.
It is pretty well-known that in 1977, while recovering from an injury, Manning was screwing Dennis Eckersley’s wife while the Indians were on the road.

6 comments:

Timmy Mac said...

PLEASE tell me you emailed that to the writer.

redsock said...

I emailed that to the writer.

L-girl said...

What is with these people?

I wish I could survey all the little kiddies out there and ask them if they give a fuck about the All Star Game...

redsock said...

I thought all those kids are in bed by the time the ASG starts. It begins even later than World Series games.

Why don't these writers bitch about how kids on the East Coast can't watch the ASG?

L-girl said...

Why don't these writers bitch about how kids on the East Coast can't watch the ASG?

What, and take time off from bashing Manny?!

truth said...

now that was the most entertaining thing I read all day! Thanks for the links.