Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Think Manny Fits Right In

by Dick Mac

There is often criticism of Manny Ramirez from the hacks that eke out a living as parasites of Major League Baseball (baseball writers). Is there a lower station in life than being an apologist for one of the most embarrassing business models in the history of Western Civilization? All the fake morality, and phony displays of patriotism, and glass ceilings, and cheating, and taxpayer subsidies, and exemption from federal law. MLB is a printing press for money, subsidized by the American taxpayer, and they still can't put their house in order. They can't punish their villains or reward their heroes, they can only focus on television contracts, allow broadcasters to define the boundaries and limitations of the sport, and beg for more welfare.

And then they have Manny Ramirez, and they use him as their foil.

To be clear: I don't give a shit about Manny Ramirez. He's a professional entertainer, a clown, like Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Namath, and he does a damned good job of it!

There are fewer clowns in the entertainment business that offer so much entertainment. Yet, his so-called 'selfish' behavior is criticized while significantly more selfish people in MLB are lionized.

In reality, I think Ramirez embodies the spirit of MLB far more than any other superstar: he's boorish, self-serving, impudent, demanding, and funny-looking. He is everything that Major League Baseball embodies!

Keep it up Manny. You might play for every team before you retire, and they will all pay a pretty penny for you, because you are the embodiment of Major League Baseball!

Ramirez showered instead of watching 9th

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MLB probably can't get their house in order because they have an anti-trust exemption. As to the writers, there are enough that are critics of the same issues that you bring up. As to Manny, I like him and think most fans do, as well - he is tremendously talented at a very difficult thing - hitting a baseball. What makes him interesting is that hitting a baseball is important to a team but he is not a team player - a contradiction that makes him a round peg in a square hole wherever he goes.