Manny Being Cranky

The media furor that has surrounded Alex Rodriguez for the past couple of weeks is slowly winding down. We haven’t heard from Candice Houlihan in days. Madonna is still, for now, married to Guy Ritchie. Life goes on.

Now that A-Rod’s PR problems are in a lull, the focus is shifting back to Manny Ramirez’s petulant behavior.

The Red Sox slugger, last seen saw shoving old guys, complained about his contract negotiations to the Herald.

“I want no more (expletive) where they tell you one thing and behind your back they do another thing,” Ramirez [said]. “I think I’ve earned that respect, for a team to sit down with me and tell me this is what we want, this is what we want to do.”

John Henry took Manny’s cue and responded:

“I find remarks that we have been anything other than completely straightforward to be personally offensive,” Henry wrote. “Manny has been a crucial part of two world championships. I do not believe we would have won either without him. He has never played a more important role than he has thus far this year.”

Hopefully Manny returns from the All-Star break ready to engage in some “Manny Being Manny” antics. We don’t like Manny when he’s angry.