Manny Being Maria Callas?

Manny strikes his diva pose, and there are witnesses:

Manny Ramirez shoved Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick to
the ground in an argument over Ramirez’ ticket allotment. Several
onlookers moved quickly to separate the two.

Ramirez had asked McCormick for 16 tickets for Saturday night’s Red
Sox-Astros game, an unusually high number for day-of-game. In addition
to handling all travel details for clubs, traveling secretaries also
take player ticket requests for both home and away games.

When McCormick cautioned Ramirez that he might not be able to
fulfill his request, Ramirez responded by shouting: "Just do your job!"

An argument insued and Ramirez pushed McCormick, sending him to the ground.

Manny was later seen sobbing hysterically in his dressing room
before his two hour riveting performance at the Met. Reportedly, he was
screaming "liar! liar!" at a mirror he had thrown across the room.

18 comments… add one
  • Out. Of. Control.

    Brad June 30, 2008, 11:15 am
  • No doubt Jack McCormick was hogging the TV while Manny wanted to watch Muppet Babies.

    Atheose June 30, 2008, 11:23 am
  • Unrelated to the Manny story, but get a load of this loony. Disturbing.

    attackgerbil June 30, 2008, 11:50 am
  • Many being classy. If the help cant do their job assault them physically, what a terrible thing to do.
    Does he get a free pass from the organization for this per usual? I sure wish I worked in a consequence-free environment.

    Sam-YF June 30, 2008, 11:53 am
  • According to sources, the Sox recently received a mailed threat, believed to be postmarked in Memphis, Tenn., which targeted black and Latin players, citing at least two by name.
    The article should just say “Coco and Manny”. We all know who would be targeted, Coco especially. Pretty crazy though.

    Atheose June 30, 2008, 12:01 pm
  • Does he get a free pass from the organization for this per usual? I sure wish I worked in a consequence-free environment.
    Almost all of these guys, the high paid ones (and the lower paid ones who are helping their teams) work in consequence-free environments. It is an atmosphere that pervades professional sports, entertainment, etc.
    Manny was a d*ck, it seems. As punishment the team should make him buy 16 tickets to every game the rest of the way and fill the seats with schoolkids or something.
    I also think Nick deserves kudos for being the first baseball blog to successfully weave Maria Callas into a thread.

    SF June 30, 2008, 12:39 pm
  • I did not sent the letter!!!!
    Krueg in MEMPHIS, TN

    krueg June 30, 2008, 1:05 pm
  • I swear to god the letter wasn’t from me, the only thing I’ve ever sent Manny was a folder with nude pictures of myself in it. Sending him anything else at this point would violate the restraining order.

    Atheose June 30, 2008, 1:07 pm
  • Errr, that last comment may be construed as strange by some people. To clarify: Manny told me in a dream that he wanted–nay, needed–to see my naked body. Who am I to refuse that?

    Atheose June 30, 2008, 1:19 pm
  • We find ourselves in uncharted territory.

    attackgerbil June 30, 2008, 3:08 pm
  • I guess this is not a big deal, but it kind of is a big deal, though, no? Without seeing both takedowns, it’s hard to evaluate which was more violent, although Chacon’s is being reported to be.
    The Astros actually released Chacon. The Red Sox should at least suspend Manny for a few games. Won’t happen this week, though, of course.

    yankees76 June 30, 2008, 6:06 pm
  • This doesn’t seem much different than Jim Rice getting into a dustup with a highly respected Red Sox personnel (can’t remember who) over who was parking in whose parking space. Not good, but what can you do?
    It’s the ego that makes the athlete; it’s the ego that breaks the athlete.
    But considering Chacon actually brought the GM down by his neck, I’d say that’s clearly worse than a shove, which still isn’t good.

    Paul SF June 30, 2008, 6:13 pm
  • I’m not going to compare it to the Chacon situation, but I do think this is pretty bad. McCormick shouldn’t have to worry about his physical or emotional safety at his job. Manny effectively compromised both. He should be punished.
    It’s hard for me to believe that a small-time role player would not be disciplined for attacking another employee of the Sox. It’s also to believe that if Theo were the one pushed, greater punitive action would not be taken.
    I like Manny’s persona but this is a pretty despicable thing he did.

    Nick-YF June 30, 2008, 6:27 pm
  • “McCormick shouldn’t have to worry about his physical or emotional safety at his job.”
    “I like Manny’s persona but this is a pretty despicable thing he did.”
    “Not good, but what can you do?”
    Suspend him for 20 games?

    A YF June 30, 2008, 6:28 pm
  • First Youk, now the traveling secretary??? Is this the “let’s see if this works to get me traded since nothing else has” start?

    BillsBurgSF June 30, 2008, 9:50 pm
  • John Sterling is saying that the Sox traveling secretary is 68 years old. Is this hyperbole (Sterling’s default) or is it true? If the latter, then I don’t care how hard Manny pushed him. He is an a*s for doing it.

    IronHorse (yf) June 30, 2008, 9:53 pm
  • 67 yo! I bet the guy was running at him and pointing at his head. That would excuse it.

    A YF June 30, 2008, 9:56 pm
  • Manny is our new Damon.

    Chels July 2, 2008, 1:33 am

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