Tuesday, January 10, 2006
And with that image, I sum up my take on the Manny situation.
I could make one of Miggy too, I suppose, but really I've only got so long before my painting class starts.
It's one thing to want a trade out of a city or off of a team, be the reason good or bad. It's another thing entirely to want a trade off of a team, then decide that, nah, it's all good, then demand a trade, then get comfy staying, then say you can't take this place anymore and you've got to get out out OUT, then announce that you can't think of a better place to play.
I realize that baseball players are, by and large, not the most mature group of people out there (perhaps I ought to extend that all members of the male gender), but this has long since surpassed the realm of 'Manny being Manny' and gone into the realm of 'Manny and/or Manny's agent being batshit insane'.
Would this have happened if Theo was still around? Probably. I do wonder how he would have handled it, though. (or how he would have handled it directly, if you're one of those who subscribe to the Theo-behind-curtain-number-3 theory)