- John Kruk, Baseball Tonight analyst
At what point does Ramirez's actions go beyond just "Manny being Manny"? It seems like every season he does something that the Red Sox and the media wave off as "Manny being Manny." It can be for something like not running out a groundball, making a silly mistake in the field that costs the team runs or just seeming lackadaisical and disinterested during a game.
When is this guy going to be held responsible for his actions? I understand that sometimes a star player gets special treatment, but this is supposed to be a team game in which every player is responsible for his team and he doesn't seem to understand or care. He just goes about his business without any fear of reprisal from management or his teammates and that's not right. When I played, there was no way I could have gotten away with this type of behavior, and neither could anyone else on the team.
2dKevin Van Valkenburg