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Over By There
05-16-2008, 11:58 AM
I don't watch much BBTN, nor am I a big fan of Mr. Jazz Hands, but I caught this the other night and it made me laugh out loud. Thought everyone here would enjoy seeing all these boneheaded moments.

RedLasso Video Link (http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=bb4b8843-6451-4d3a-9b6d-71ac16618dd4)

(Couldn't figure out how to embed, sorry.)

Britt Burns
05-16-2008, 12:19 PM
I had never seen his cutoff of Damon in the outfield. Classic...

fquaye149
05-16-2008, 12:24 PM
:rolling:

That was the most enjoyable 3 minutes of my life.

He's a Babe Herman for our times!

Madvora
05-16-2008, 12:25 PM
This makes me sick. These ESPN guys are gushing over this like they do about anything Boston or NY.

fquaye149
05-16-2008, 12:28 PM
This makes me sick. These ESPN guys are gushing over this like they do about anything Boston or NY.

Lighten up. Baseball's a ****ing game

hi im skot
05-16-2008, 12:33 PM
Thanks for posting this. A buddy at work mentioned seeing this, and I've been dying to track it down.

ksimpson14
05-16-2008, 12:36 PM
I come from baseball, you not say it is weak Lighten up. Baseball's a ****ing game

Baseball is game to you?!? How about I take your little game board and smash it!!?!?

ksimpson14
05-16-2008, 12:37 PM
Look at the sissy throw, that's why he cut it off, because it would've dropped 2 ft from him

fquaye149
05-16-2008, 12:39 PM
I come from baseball, you not say it is weak

Baseball is game to you?!? How about I take your little game board and smash it!!?!?

:?: Manny not weak

itsnotrequired
05-16-2008, 01:18 PM
Look at the sissy throw, that's why he cut it off, because it would've dropped 2 ft from him

:rolleyes:

Over By There
05-16-2008, 01:33 PM
This makes me sick. These ESPN guys are gushing over this like they do about anything Boston or NY.

In the interest of full disclosure, when I saw it live, the TV was muted. Also, I didn't listen to the audio here at work this morning when I found it. I find it amusing with no sound... anyone that cares what Kruk and the gang say is nuts, anyway.

BadBobbyJenks
05-16-2008, 01:44 PM
The High Five in Baltimore was one of the funniest plays I have ever seen.

Madvora
05-16-2008, 02:34 PM
In the interest of full disclosure, when I saw it live, the TV was muted. Also, I didn't listen to the audio here at work this morning when I found it. I find it amusing with no sound... anyone that cares what Kruk and the gang say is nuts, anyway.
No I understand that. I don't have any problems with you posting this.
It just bothers me that these guys are acting like they're watching videos of their personal friends or something.

downstairs
05-16-2008, 03:02 PM
I don't like Manny's antics when it comes to things that really hurt the team (you know, NOT PLAYING)... but these were hilarious.

Calling off SS's routine fly ball where he had no play was just great.

getonbckthr
05-16-2008, 03:07 PM
Surprised they didnt show this. It was one of his first SB's. He was safe. The 2nd basemen told him there was a foul ball. So Manny headed back to 1st and got tagged out.

manders_01
05-16-2008, 03:26 PM
Much as I really don't care for Manny, at least he looks like he's having fun.

I want Mags back
05-16-2008, 03:28 PM
Look at the sissy throw, that's why he cut it off, because it would've dropped 2 ft from him

youre joking, right

spiffie
05-16-2008, 03:28 PM
I've always liked Manny in the sense that he's a giant 5 year old who happens to be one of the best hitters of his generation. Sure he does stupid things, and the whole "Manny being Manny" thing gets old, but I'll take him over a surly cheating bastard like Bonds or Clemens.

getonbckthr
05-16-2008, 03:36 PM
Much as I really don't care for Manny, at least he looks like he's having fun.
I wish Paulie would take notes from Manny.

RTI_SoxFan
05-16-2008, 04:02 PM
I've always liked Manny in the sense that he's a giant 5 year old who happens to be one of the best hitters of his generation. Sure he does stupid things, and the whole "Manny being Manny" thing gets old, but I'll take him over a surly cheating bastard like Bonds or Clemens.

If I compare Manny in the first clip in an Indians uniform to how he looks now, it's oddly similar to comparing Bonds back in his Pirates days to now.

You don't think Manny is "cheating" too?

Regardless, he is definitely amusing to watch out there and a helluva hitter!

hi im skot
05-16-2008, 04:33 PM
If I compare Manny in the first clip in an Indians uniform to how he looks now, it's oddly similar to comparing Bonds back in his Pirates days to now.

You don't think Manny is "cheating" too?

Regardless, he is definitely amusing to watch out there and a helluva hitter!

Manny's jersey size is 6 sizes bigger now. He appears to be a bit bigger, but I think that has more to do with weight training and such.

Frank has always been a big guy, but looking at pictures of him in 1990 and comparing him to 2000 is kind of the same thing.

VeeckAsInWreck
05-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Frank has always been a big guy, but looking at pictures of him in 1990 and comparing him to 2000 is kind of the same thing.

You ain't kidding! :o:


http://www.homeruncards.com/imagesrc/thomasleaf.jpghttp://cache.viewimages.com/xc/1484773.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1939057D9939C83F106DE4A80833462DAE4 5A5397277B4DC33E

fquaye149
05-16-2008, 05:11 PM
If I compare Manny in the first clip in an Indians uniform to how he looks now, it's oddly similar to comparing Bonds back in his Pirates days to now.

You don't think Manny is "cheating" too?

Regardless, he is definitely amusing to watch out there and a helluva hitter!

The Frank comparisons have been posted, but you can look at Thome back in his early indians days too.

There's a couple of things at play even beyond weight training

1.) he's in his late 30's. He's probably quite a bit FATTER now than he was back then (ditto to Frank and Thome)

2.) They wore a lot tighter uniforms back in the old days! That may not seem like a big deal, but it does make a lot of the old players look smaller
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/cecil_fielder_autograph.jpghttp://www.prosportsmemorabilia.com/Images/Product/33-46/33-46534-F.jpg

There's no doubt in my mind Cecil Fielder is fatter than Travis Hafner, but in the picture it's hard to tell. Tighter jersey's.

At any rate, Manny's head is no bigger now than it was then. QED!

FedEx227
05-16-2008, 05:26 PM
I don't put Manny in that category at all.

He's an example of just a damn good hitter, he has great plate presence has always had a knack for hitting doubles and never had any power spikes in his career.

FarWestChicago
05-16-2008, 09:51 PM
I don't put Manny in that category at all.

He's an example of just a damn good hitter, he has great plate presence has always had a knack for hitting doubles and never had any power spikes in his career.Manny has always been a hitting machine. He may be a doofus, but he is a hitting machine. I was never happy to see him come to the plate when he was with the 'Toons.

fquaye149
05-16-2008, 09:54 PM
He's one of the hardest workers in the game too.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8142840/Manny-not-a-hard-worker?-Ask-his-teammates

He must be something else--he even got Curt Schilling to stop talking about himself for once.

He's not the hitter Teddy Ballgame was, but a lot about him reminds me of Williams--his tireless commitment to hitting, his lacksadaisical commitment to fielding, his shakey relationship with the public and the media

manders_01
05-16-2008, 10:06 PM
I wish Paulie would take notes from Manny.

LOL You and me both! Paulie does give us one of his elusive smiles every once in a while though. Better than nothing. :D:

fquaye149
05-17-2008, 09:03 AM
The couple of things at play you are referring to is " youth" . As a man gets older He fills out. It happens to us all, and yes man, even you; just wait! LOL

No, the couple of things at play I was referring to were

1. youth
2. tighter uniforms

:shrug:

soxfanatlanta
05-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Manny has always been a hitting machine. He may be a doofus...


I think doofus is a most excellent word to describe him.