If he were a teammate, how would he handle Ramírez’s quirks and antics?
"Very easy," he said. "Thirty-five, 120 every year. I’ll take it every day. A lot of superstars have some gimmicks. I’m a goofy guy and I have some [expletive] that comes with me, you know? I judge Manny on two things. No. 1: 7:05 [p.m.]. Every night he’s ready to go. And secondly, he’s probably the hardest-working player I’ve ever been around. He keeps it a big secret. He keeps it away from you guys."
That’s A-Rod, someone who knows hard work, on Manny Ramirez. From today’s Globe.