Yep, that's Manny. And no, he and Jacoby aren't practicing Lamaze exercises.
Somehow, Manny ended up on his back with the ball underneath him after missing a fly ball after a completely unnecessary slide trying to make a catch. What followed was usually only seen at 2 a.m in the morning when O'Grady's pub in Dorchester closes. I can only describe it as a humpback crawl, followed by a cartwheel Rakes would describe as lame and ending with Manny lying on top of the ball.You can catch the carnage HERE.
Mind you, I'm all about Manny being Manny; and personally, I don't think this was done on purpose or with any malice. It wasn't some statement he wants a new deal or he's upset that he can't live on Mars. It was just a perfect storm of bad luck, bad decisions, and Murphy's Law.
In a 11-3 loss, if it CAN go wrong, it WILL go wrong.
What I DID have issues with was the laughing about it afterword; had the Red Sox been on the winning side of the equation I'd have been yucking it up with him. But losing? In THEIR park? Bad form all the way around. And from the looks Tito and Theo were tossing him after that fiasco, I've got a feeling the three of them had a come to Jesus meeting sometime last night.
Another loss tonight, with Beckett tossing a complete game but coming out holding the short end of the stick, 4-2; I hate playing the Angels, who play small ball like some 1970's NL team almost as much as I do the Yankees.
Old Man Wake goes tomorrow and he's been fantastic as of late. Here's to that knuckle ball preventing a sweep and sending the boyos off to Seattle on a high note.
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