Manny: No Longer Cooking with Gas


Manny is selling a grill on eBay. I kid you not. This is what the listing says:

Hi, this is Manny Ramirez. I bought this AMAZING grill for about $4,000 and I used it once…But I never have the time to use it because I am always on the road. I would love to sell it and you will get an autographed ball signed by me =} Enjoy it, Manny Ramirez

The current bid as of 10:34 Eastern time is $7,266.00. Red Sox Nation can do better than that! I predict the final highest bid will exceed $20,000.

Hat tip to Baseball Think Factory.

Update (11:05 pm EST): I apparently greatly underestimated RSN. The bid is now $21,400 and rising!

Update (11:12 pm EST): The highest bid is now at a little over $35,000. There is a rumor that Manny is perfectly happy with his grill; that he never wanted to give it away (his agent accidentally put it up for auction) and he is furiously bidding to get it back.

Update (11:17 pm EST): Okay, I’m thinking there is something fishy going on. The highest bid seems to have stabilized at a little over $42,000. "Bidder 38" is the current leader. Again, "38". Hmm. Is Schilling getting in on the action.

Update (11:19 pm EST): God, I should be asleep! I should be watching the Daily Show. What is wrong with me! Okay, last update for the night (only I seem to care anyway) but the bid is now over $50,000. And #38 has been replaced by #50. Good night.

13 comments… add one
  • Holy shit!
    It would be worth it if he signed the grill AND a ball AND a bat he used to hit his 500th homerun with (in the future).

    Andrew March 20, 2007, 11:09 pm
  • The problem is the thing cooks like he plays defense: always getting burned.

    YF March 20, 2007, 11:13 pm
  • Apparently it’s not his grill, it’s his neighbors.
    I bet the “winner” will be able to get out of it, due to false advertising.

    Tyrel SF March 20, 2007, 11:14 pm
  • Manny Ramirez is still my favorite Sock. That guy is fantastic!

    walein March 20, 2007, 11:15 pm
  • This has gotta be a hoax.
    Next time I sell something on eBay, I’m going to get a baseball player to pose with it. You wouldn’t get $1k for that grill otherwise.

    Kazz March 20, 2007, 11:27 pm
  • current bid a cool 99.9 million.
    US $99,999,999.00
    So much for that auction.

    Anonymous March 21, 2007, 12:54 am
  • Drat! I bid $51.111111M.

    SF March 21, 2007, 7:04 am
  • Absolutely hilarious!
    I must admit it’s hard not to like the guy – he’s really out there!

    Anonymous March 21, 2007, 8:13 am
  • me, Andrews

    Anonymous March 21, 2007, 8:14 am
  • Did Manny really write that eBay blurb, or have his friend do it?
    I didn’t realize that Manny uses emoticons. How cool is that? =}

    Devil Rays' Fan March 21, 2007, 8:21 am
  • “Did Manny really write that eBay blurb”
    Can he write?

    Anonymous March 21, 2007, 9:33 am
  • It turns out he was selling it for a friend (?) (
    What a scam!

    Graham Davis March 21, 2007, 1:37 pm
  • The item has been delisted, presumably because those jokers ramped up the bidding to $99.9 million.

    Paul SF March 21, 2007, 2:09 pm

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