Tag Archives: Manny Ramirez

The Melkman’s Matinee

In a bizarre but hardly surprising twist to his 50-game-suspension tale, the Daily News discloses that erstwhile National League superstar Melky Cabrera had helpers concocting the Internet posting that was meant to keep him out of Dante’s (or Bud Selig’s) … Continue reading

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Manny and Ryan

“Don’t do the crime / If you can’t do the time.” The catchphrase may have its beginnings with Robert Blake—who knows something about both, and with some changes sneaks into Bob Dylan’s “Heart of Mine.” More to the point, I … Continue reading

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Manny Ramirez Returns

The Oakland Athletics have signed the always-colorful baseball bad boy and dropout Manny Ramirez. After serving a fifty-game suspension for “testing positive,” The Pride of George Washington High School will be in his twentieth Major League Baseball season and active … Continue reading

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The Body Politic

Our book, Right Off the Bat, spends quite a bit of time exploring the less salubrious sides of cricket and baseball, including the corruption that has accompanied the games almost from their beginnings. Although one might wish that double-dealing and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Student Batter in New York City History?

The New York Times reports Manny Ramirez’s high-school batting average as .650. The main photo accompanying this Times article shows a determined teenager in 1991. Some of the other legendary batsmen in New York-school history include Hank Greenberg, Ed Kranepool, … Continue reading

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Manny, Say It Ain’t So!

Manny, the best of George Washington High School, come back! Check out the New York Times. Enrique Wilson misses you!  

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Manny, Where Art Thou?

It is difficult to believe Manny Ramirez, pride of George Washington High School and the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan, no longer intends to play professional baseball. At his peak, he was the most dangerous hitter of his time. … Continue reading

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