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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Red Ruffing in the Red Sox Hall of Fame? Worse than Keith Hernandez as all an time Met. And Manny Ramirez honored in Boston?

Will Rogers said "I never met a man I didn't like".  I say:

I never met a Met fan who knew what he was talking about ... or a Boston fan of any sport.

I never met a Met fan who knew what he was talking about.  Sunday, June 24, 2012

...  all time Met team, which seemed like junk with Cardinal Keith Hernandez at first base.  Neither the Mets, nor their fans have any real history or tradition even after that expansion team has been around for fifty years.
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Red Ruffing is in the Red Sox Hall of Fame.  You can't make up stuff more absurd.

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/history/feature_hall_of_fame.jsp

Red Sox Hall of Fame

To be eligible for nomination, players must have played at least three years with the Red Sox and must also have been out of uniform as an active player at least three years.
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Red Sox become Yankees. Yankees becoming Red Sox? Not so much.  Saturday, March 15, 2014

At least Hernandez played well for the Mets, although he played longer and better for the Cardinals.  Red Ruffing was 39-96 with the Red Sox, leading the American League in losses in his final two full seasons with Boston.  He was then traded to the Yankees where he earned his Hall of Fame credentials.

Yesterday I watched some of a Red Sox game on MLB Network.  Apparently they were honoring the 2004 championship team.  Manny Ramirez was being interviewed during the game in a Red Sox shirt and saying stuff like how much he respected the game and the Boston Red Sox fans.  Say what?  Didn't Ramirez burn every bridge between Lexington and Concord?  Didn't Ramirez show at best complete indifference when he was outside the batter's box?  And didn't Ramirez wear his uniform like pajamas?

They then showed a replay of how Ramirez had been introduced before the game: running out of the scoreboard in the ridiculous left field wall in Fenway Park, reminding everyone of Manny being Manny, the complete numskull.

No wonder Red Sox fans applaud the biggest dog in baseball: David Ortiz.  Ortiz uses foul language, complains about his contract, spits on his hands, doesn't even pretend to run to first base after hitting a ground ball, has the slowest home run trot of all time.  And has been implicated in using performance enhancing drugs (PED), including steroids.

Which brings us back to Ramirez who was twice found to have used PED, which is why he had to stop playing.  Ramirez was banned.  Yesterday he said he wishes he was still playing.

And these same Red Sox fans applauded their designated avenging angel Ryan Dempster when Dempster deliberately threw at Yankee Alex Rodriguez multiple times in one plate appearance in 2013, eventually hitting Rodriguez and earning a brief suspension, not from the Red Sox, but from the league.  Why?  Because Rodriguez had been implicated in using PED; Rodriguez is now serving his suspension for the entire 2014 season.

These same Red Sox fans boo Rodriguez in part because he joined the Yankees after his trade to Boston was blocked by the players association because Rodriguez had agreed to alter his contract for the benefit of the Red Sox who tried to acquire Rodriguez from Texas.  How clueless can you get?

And now they applaud Manny Ramirez?

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