More Hardball refrains from using the "F" word (we're PG-13), but mother f'er, I'm really tempted to bust it out today. Manny Ramirez really pisses me off. He's a lazy, cocky, self-absorbed, egotistical son of a bitch...but dammit he can hit. The latest news that has my back hair raised is that he rejected the Dodgers generous contract offer as if it were some sort of diseased fruit basket or one of those wall mounted singing fish. The offer that he scoffed at was for 1 year with a guaranteed $25M, which is more than all readers of this blog combined will make in a lifetime (unless of course Manny himself tuned in today). There's a player option year for $20M too...guess that can't buy a big enough mansion in Hollywood to fit his massively swollen head into. If he weren't one of the greatest righthanded hitters of all-time, nobody would give two pinches of shit about him right now, but he is that damn good, so of course he's the media circus trucks along. People are tired of the cliche "Manny being Manny", because that's bullshit. It's time he accepts the contract on the table, suits up, knocks the shit outta the ball for an entire season then demands more money again next offseason. My guess, he's just holding out so his slothful ass doesn't have to go through spring training. F.U. Manny!
A Word from the Wise:
*We Should Be GM's took the Garbage Pail Kids baseball concept to a whole new level, covering nearly everyone on the Phillies pitching staff.
*More Hardball had it's best week ever (move aside VH1) with much appreciated links from Deadspin, MLB Trade Rumors, and Baseball Musings.
*3:10 to Joba allows viewers to gaze upon their namesake's (Joba Chamerlain) arm-candy...pretty!
*Sharapova's Thigh (I get tingly every time I type that) takes an in depth look at the Indians...sorry, no Cleveland Steamers for you perverts out there.
*Hugging Harold Reynolds has photo evidence that A-Rod's roiding cousin is no longer on the good stuff, and if he is it must be man-boob enhancers.
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