May 12, 2010

Manager Mistaken, Mutters More MUMS

In noting that Josh Beckett's back troubles are not serious, Terry Francona made a joke about not knowing which side was bothering Beckett.
On the side and lower. Left or right. As Manny said, "Pick one."
Two years ago, I figured out (to my satisfaction, anyway), that the whole Manny/Which-Knee-Hurt was pure fiction.

A number of things converged to create the 2008 Manny Myth: a two-year-old wisecrack from Tim McCarver, an Onion-esque blog post, Alex Gonzalez's knee(s) trouble, and a media eager to report what a lazy, space cadet Manny Ramirez is.

So what's Tito doing? Either he has some inside information or he's unwittingly perpetuating some MUMS (from the Glossary: Made-Up Manny Shit).

5 comments:

Woti-woti said...

I still want to know everyone who were actually eyewitnesses to the Manny/McCormick incident and who leaked it to the media. Names, please.

L-girl said...

So what's Tito doing? Either he has some inside information or he's unwittingly perpetuating some MUMS (from the Glossary: Made-Up Manny Shit).

I think he's making an unthinking and insensitive wisecrack. He jokes around as a way of handling the media, and this joke comes at Manny's expense. Easy to do, since Francona no longer has to care about Manny as part of his team.

Joe Gravellese said...

I wouldn't read much into this. Tito and the team used to joke about "Manny being Manny" all the time while he was still on the team. Just a throwback line from Tito here

L-girl said...

Just a throwback line from Tito here

I agree, but it does perpetuate a myth.

Zenslinger said...

I'm gonna give this MUMS a pass.