Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bye Bye Manny

After all of the waiting and speculation, Manny Ramirez is finally gone. For his swan song he gets thrown out after arguing a first pitch strike in a pinch hit attempt this afternoon with the bases loaded in the 6th inning. And with that the Dodgers and all of LA says goodbye- and some say good riddance.

As has already been postulated, did Manny get thrown out on purpose? Via a tweet from Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News.
Anyone else suspect Manny Ramirez got himself intentionally ejected? I can't imagine how ugly that situation must be behind closed doors.

Blog Kiosk: 8/29/2010

Will he stay or will he go- Manny that is.
  • Listen to Vin Scully's press conference right here. (Hat Tip: Dodger Thoughts)
  • GCRL puts together some Goose Joak cards of Logan White, Tommy Lasorda, the 2010 draft, and our no. 1 pick Zach Lee.
  • REALLY??
  • Check out the 50 ugliest cars over the past 50 years, via Bloomberg. I have to admit having a certain affinity for the Gremlin- which is on the list. The below Bond Bug, though, really takes the cake.
  • The Kings sign defenseman Willie Mitchell, and I couldn't be more excited. After losing out on the Kovalchuk sweepstakes, getting a good D-man to solidify the blue line counts as big news to this puckhead.
  • Check out the new HD scoreboard at the Staples Center.
  • The 100 hottest athletes of all-time, via Bleacher Report.
  • What about this memorabilia item. The coach goes ballistic, pulls out 1st base, signs it and hands it to a fan in the stands. Hat Tip: Sports Locker:

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