Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Manny Happy Returns

I know this may seem silly, but I think Manny actually thought he would be cheered in his return to Fenway as a Dodger. The guy actually looked shocked at the cascade of boos that rained down upon him. He is so out-of-touch, I think we actually hurt his feelings. Nothing twenty or so million bucks can't cure, of course.

So, now he makes his second visit as the enemy—this time as a pathetic cast-off given away by LA to the White Sox. Since the Red Sox are teetering on the edge of irrelevancy, and Chicago has a real shot at the AL Central title, things are a little warped. Manny is in a race, Papi only marginally so.

So, I say let's cheer Manny this time. What the heck. Let's face it, for all his foibles, we have never truly replaced his bat in the order. We do, in fact, miss that force protecting David Ortiz. So, let him have his day. Who knows, he might even take a nostalgic visit to the Green Monster restroom in return.