"There seems to be little debate that when Ramirez’s career is over, he will be known as one of the greatest hitters not only of his time, but in the history of baseball."
What I remember about Pete Rose is his gambling exploits, not his accomplishments on the field - and what I remember about Barry Bonds is not that remarkable moment when I waited up well into the night to witness his historic hit. However, I do wish I could remember that night...only. It was a GREAT night!
While Ramirez has not been arrested/indicted, he should think about how he wants to be remembered. Right? Keeping a clean and untarnished legacy appears to be the furtherest thought from the minds of many athletes. I guess Manny will leave MLB as a greedy selfish Hispanic? He just might if he does not conform to what the organization expects from him: 'You do what we want, accept what we are willing to give, or leave.'
Has anyone told him that he is 37yrs old? He is approaching the 'has been' status.
How many of us talk about Michael Jordan now? It is Kobe this, Kobe that! Rightfully so, he is da mon!!
Perhaps, Manny Ramirez REALLY believes that he deserves more than the 25 million. Maybe he does.
The following could be the issue that he is forgetting:
He has been paid millions to hit a ball while countless men and women from his country, Dominican Republic, barely make $20 a day.
*Approximately 30% of Dominicans live below the poverty line despite a significantly high per capita income.
I just don't get it. Should I?... I am not a 9 time Silver Slugger.
Written by Brian E. Payne.