Manny Ramirez Blundered Base Running in Taiwan

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I just could not bear leaving this precious gem of Manny Ramirez to myself.  This is “must-see-TV” for baseball fans in Boston.  As some of you may know, Manny is currently playing for a Taiwanese team. This clip is from a televised baseball game. I wonder what the Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy of Taiwan were saying during this clip. (If anyone speaks Taiwanese please let us at Yawkey Way Report know what the commentators are saying.) There is so much to say about this dash to second. First off, it is not a dash. Ramirez is not digging this one out like Dustin Pedroia. It is Manny’s typical lumbering around the bases. Then, there is the pop-up slide gone horribly wrong. Any little leaguer could have judged the timing better on this than Ramirez did. He was just way too early to the party on this one. Plus, there seemed to be some confusion by the umpires as to whether he was tagged out, got the base, or just what happened. Finally, he arrives back to the dugout, a bewildered look on his face, while his teammate and him kind of shrug in indifference. “Manny being Manny”…and Red Sox nation is glad Manny no longer belongs to us.

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