What would a week be without some—any—discussion of Mr. Beantown, Manny Ramirez, and the rumors of his potential departure from the Hub. Latest speculation: a deal may be in the works to send Ramirez to the Angels for Ervin Santana, Chone Figgins, superprospect Brandon Wood, cash, a yacht, two Eames chairs, a tour of Jerome Bettis’s ancestral home in Detroit, and a magnum of Kosher wine for Theo to help ease the pain. We just don’t see it happening. Anyway, there are now 65,234 signatures at KeepManny.com begging the Sox not to pull the trigger. Take, for example, Rob Mills (#62,112):
To keep Manny in Boston, I would take on Gabe Kapler in a UFC fight for charity. No, I’m serious. Call some people up and make this happen. As long as there is a trained physician at ringside to clean me up afterwards, I will literally fight Gabe Kapler in an official, 3 round, no rules, mixed-martial arts UFC fight. Manny, if that doesn’t show how much I love you, then I don’t know what will.
Make that call, Theo.