Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cricket? Really?!

Manny Being Manny: Cricket Edition from Big League Stew on Vimeo.

It's a bit disconcerting that Manny would be doing this, especially considering his hammy issues. Nevertheless, this is fun to watch. Check out Big League Stew for more.

Ramirez, the best right-handed hitter of his generation, swung through a couple of the tosses, but connected on a few more. After one long drive to what would have been center field, Ramirez tossed aside the cricket bat and started his trot, only to be sternly reminded that cricket players must run at all times with the bat in their hands.

"But no running today," one of his handlers quickly reminded.

In the end, I'm sure that Manny is going to draw a lot of criticism for coming out to play cricket for cash when he's not yet healthy enough to play left field at Chavez Ravine. It's definitely warranted, though the whole exercise didn't look overly strenuous.

Also, look at it this way: Maybe now a few cricket teams will actually be able to create a real bidding war once Scott Boras has Manny opt out of his contract after this season.