Unsure of what to write about tonight, I googled "Images of Manny Ramirez" which always gives me a laugh. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed; there was Manny sitting under one of those hair dryers you see in a beauty salon, Manny pointing at anything and everything under the sun, and Manny admiring another one of his "Holy Crap can you believe I hit that thing that far" Home Run shots.
This one got me though; His wife Juliana holding his son, Manny. Only I don't know which one.
Yep, Manny has TWO sons named Manny; One is Manuelito (Manny) Ramirez and the other is Manny Ramirez, Jr. He also has a third son named Lucas Ramirez, and I'm not quite sure why he didn't name him Manny the 4th. You'd think he'd pull a George Foreman and just keep on giving them the same name until he was out of kids.
But what got me about the picture is there is this beautiful woman holding this adorable child, a perfect picture of a Mother and her son while Manny is apparently channeling his inner Vulcan.
I see a little bit of Manny in Rakes. Both of them just bopping through life to the beat of their own band wanting to be liked but yet not really caring if they are or not. While Manny slides into second and pops up pointing at the dugout, Rakes scores a goal in soccer and runs down the sidelines to give me a high five. Manny has his helmet bounce of his leg while running because it won't fit his hair and Rakes points at the kid he just scored on and says "I dust scored a doal on YOU". For every time Manny goes into the Green Monster for whatever reason, there is Rakes lining up with other team and putting his arm around his friend Jeremy.
I always liked Manny, but since Rakes came along he's turned into one of my all time favorites.
I wonder why?