MESA, Ariz. -- Although he has yet to officially retire, Manny Ramirez said he's "blessed" to be with the Chicago Cubs as a hitting consultant.
MESA, Ariz. -- Controversial slugger Manny Ramirez has been re-hired by the Chicago Cubs as a hitting consultant.
Last year, the Chicago Cubs made news when they signed Manny Ramirez to play for their Triple-A team, the Iowa Cubs. Now, they are back in business with the controversial former All-Star after reportedly hiring him as a hitting consultant. According...Show More Summary
Lots of people have stuck Yasiel Puig with the distraction label. And while it’s a somewhat fair criticism (he seems to out-Manny Manny Ramirez sometimes), I think there are bigger Puig issues. Namely, his bat throwing. He’s almost killed like seven of his Dodger teammates at one time or another with his bat “flip”—I use […]
Just a bit off-base there, ESPN. I don't think this is Curtis Glencross pic.twitter.com/dX52xOLIEQ — Poohvito Crandon (@brandoncrandon) January 5, 2015 "Curtis being Curtis" doesn't roll off the tongue quite the same way, ESPN. Also, Manny Ramirez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Show More Summary
We’ve got a long, documented list of instances of “Manny being Manny.” When he failed to hustle for a ball in the outfield, or when he’d hug the bat boy for about ten seconds too long, that was Manny being Manny. It’s basically an excuse for when Manny Ramirez screws something up, doesn’t try, or […]
Former Boston Red Sox standout Manny Ramirez hit the links for the first time ever. It wasn’t pretty. While it’s not as bad as Charles Barkley’s swing, Ramirez, 43, once again proves that being a wiz in one sport doesn’t necessarily translate to others. Ramirez wasn’t golfing (embarrassingly) for fun, however. He demonstrated his nonexistent […]
Manny Ramirez might just take the baton from Charles Barkley — or Marshawn Lynch! — as the worst athlete golfer, if David Ortiz 's charity golf tournament is any indication. Here is Ramirez, who hit 555 home runs in his 19-year major league career, reportedly swinging a golf club for the very first time. [thanks to Cut 4]
James Harden has always proved himself to be a little bit of an enigma. He’s not like early 2000?s Vince Carter or anything like that, but he might be like early 2000?s Manny Ramirez. The guy has a boatload of talent, but the crapshoot is always “When is he going to turn it on?” Not […]
Players don't want to throw their teammates under the bus, but when one of them costs the team easy points, it's understandable for players to get upset. With the Denver Broncos trailing the Miami Dolphins, 21-17, in the third quarter, Denver kicker Brandon McManus missed a 33-yard field goal. Show More Summary
COME ONNNNN I dunno, I'm not an expert, but I think Demaryius Thomas and Manny Ramirez were upset about that missed field goal: Being a kicker is tough, man. You screw up and suddenly several dozen gigantic people are very upset with you.
The two have a good relationship.
Seeing this 42-year old 'non prospect' appear in this year's Topps Heritage Minors set makes me shake my head - I try to get cards from the minor league version of the Topps Heritage set signed in-person and this one is just not going to get ink on it anytime soon. Show More Summary
The grand Manny Ramirez experiment has come to an end. After three months as player-instructor for the triple-A Iowa Cubs, Ramirez's season ended on Friday with a knee injury. The 42-year-old was rarely healthy and can't really hit anymore, but Ramirez's minor-league stint went a long way toward showing that there's a place in baseball for him. Read more...
He still knows how to make an entrance, five minutes before first pitch, popping out through a door in the left-field fence.
Ten years ago today, Manny Ramirez made sure that the phrase "Manny being Manny" would never be forgotten. On July 21, 2004, the Baltimore Orioles' David Newhan hit a ball to deep center. Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon was unable to catch the ball and ended up having to chase it down after it bounced away from him. Show More Summary
Manny Ramirez has still got it—well, at least some of it. The 12-time MLB All-Star hit his first home run of the year for the Iowa Cubs—the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs—on Monday night. It certainly turned back the clock for...Show More Summary
Manny Ramirez has been called everything from a World Series MVP to a cheater.
When the Chicago Cubs signed Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach with their AAA affiliate Iowa Cubs on May 25, it seemed on the surface to be a head scratcher. Ramirez is expected to join Iowa sometime this week. Why would the Cubs want to sign a player who twice failed tests for performance enhancing
When former Red Sox GM and current Cubs president Theo Epstein signed Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, a lot of people thought it was a bad idea. During his career, Manny had pretty much established himself as one of the last people you’d ever want to mentor young players, […]