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we'll miss you...

...you crazy f*er

 

December 10, 2001 - Ramirez, in his first season with Boston, claimed he was uncomfortable, prompting the new ownership group to create a separate interview room, to ease Manny's transition with the Red Sox.

 

May 18, 2002 - Ramirez lost his diamond earring sliding into third base during a rehab start with the Pawtucket Red Sox. After the game, 13 PawSox players and the Syracuse grounds crew combed the third base area and found the stud, but not the diamond that was worth a reported $15,000.

 

September 1, 2003 - Manny refused to pinch hit in a game against Philadelphia, angering manager Grady Little, who benched him the next game.

 

March 20, 2007 - Ramirez appeared in an Ebay listing selling a BBQ grill. The listing was later cancelled by Ebay. He later posted a custom Chrysler 300M on EBay.

 

July 9, 2008 - During the 6th inning of a home game against the Twins, Manny climbed into the Green Monster and was seen talking on a cell phone during a pitching change.

 

July 18, 2008 - In the bottom of the 6th inning, in a game against the Angels, Manny tried to chase down a fly ball in front of him in left field hit by Maicer Izturis. He went into a slide to catch the ball, but missed it so it dropped and rolled behind him. He scampered on all fours to get the ball, and ended up rolling on top of the ball when he reached it making center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury unable to pick up the ball. Manny had to lift up his rear to get the ball off the ground.

 

July 27, 2008 - Before his game against the New York Yankees, Manny stated that he would play in Iraq if he needed to play there.

 

July 30, 2008 - Before the third game of a series against the Angels, Manny gallivanted with a handwritten sign stating "I'm going to Green Bay for Brett Favre straight up."

 

On July 25, after sitting out one game against the Seattle Mariners with a sore knee, Ramirez was originally slated to start against the Yankees. Several minutes before the game, however, he informed manager Terry Francona, through a bench coach, that he would not be playing. When back in action, Ramirez frequently did not run out ground balls. Assuming that this was due to his displeasure about his contract situation, many Red Sox fans and reporters, including Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, called for Ramirez to be traded. Just before the July 31st trade deadline the media reported that a three-way trade with the Florida Marlins was imminent.

 

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