Manny Ramirez Case Study

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o here it is, something Manny Ramirez definitely does not deserve: a way to make it right with the people who supported him most. Latest from Kriegel Make good, Manny: No one is more let down than the good citizens of Mannywood. Maybe Manny should pay them back. No answers: If you're looking for answers on Manny from the Dodgers, stop. All you'll get is an apologist for a cheater. That's a stretch: These Lakers are supposed to be more than Kobe. Game 1 vs. Houston was a rude awakening. Complete Mark Kriegel archive The Mannywood section of the left field stands comprises about 600 seats designated by the Dodgers marketing department. The normal price is $50. Under the Mannywood promotion, fans can purchase two for $99 and get a couple…show more content…
The Dodgers could offer fans a deeply discounted ticket, say, $20 or $25. The proceeds could then go toward refurbishing the Los Angeles area ballparks that CEO Jamie McCourt is always talking about. Who knows? Manny could even get a couple of fields named after him. I'll wonder, like everyone else, how much Ramirez's performance was chemically enhanced. Less debatable is the fact that he transformed the 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers. People like me made a case for him as the National League's first two-month MVP, then spent the offseason castigating the McCourts for not bidding against themselves. As it concerned Manny and the Dodgers, they owed him. Frank McCourt and Manny Ramirez in much happier times. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) In retrospect, however, there's a more sensible way of assessing that debt. If Ramirez did a lot for the team, then consider what the Dodgers did for him. Less than a year ago, Ramirez was the guy who quit on his teammates in Boston, the guy who shoved an elderly traveling secretary. He was the greatest talent nobody wanted (Barry Bonds doesn't count, as he was well past his BALCO-enhanced prime). So what about acknowledging this player's debt to his
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