According to Johnny Damon, manny has every right to "pimp" on the field, with his 354 home runs, and he hopes to see more "pimping" from him this year.
Presumably, that includes popping off to last night's Indians starting pitcher after he launched a tape measure shot with his team on the losing end. An excellent display of both class and "pimping."
But it made me think - hmmmmmm.....ARod hit his 350th Home Run last night at the ripe old age of what? 28? There was no "pimping" - there was no "grandstanding" - there was no "showboating" or "showing up" of the pitcher, the opposing team, the fans, or the game. Just a gentle trot around the bases - a kind of "been there, done that" attitude.
Kind of like what Barry Sanders used to say - "Act like you've been there before."
Manny's a great hitter - perhaps the best hitter in the AL right now, a tremendous talent, and the posterboy for baseball skill at the plate. However, I think this latest display of "pimping" by Manny Ramirez clinches it for me - he's selfish, classless, and careless.