Boston Red Sox Curt Schilling Blasts Manny Ramirez: Boston Red Sox injured pitcher, Curt Schilling, who has never been shy about expressing his feelings out to the public, is at it again. This time, it involves ex-Boston Red Sox teammate, now LA Dodger, Manny Ramirez. Schilling qualified Manny’s behavior while in the organization as a drain on his teammates, and disrespectful to manager Terry Francona.
The outspoken veteran, whose career may very well be over due to injuries, went on the record Wednesday, on a Boston radio station.
Schilling said Ramirez's "level of disrespect to teammates and people was unfathomable… I was a teammate, a member of this family, and I saw it, and to me, it was always those guys, the guys who played a crucial role on teams that weren't the marquee players, are the ones that were disrespected the most."
Ramirez, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers seconds before MLB’s trade deadline is in the last year of a $160 million contract. The dreadlocked Manny had demanded trades out of Bean Town for years, time and time again. In the end, he became such a distraction for the Sox that they agreed to pay for his contract just to get him out of Boston.
Since his move to the west coast, Manny is batting .400 with 14 homers and 44 RBIs in 44 games, and the Dodgers have taken control of the division. Manny has taken this team to new heights, as they are on their way to the 2008 postseason. Tonight, the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers are -235 MLB Betting Odds favorites when they host interstate rivals, the San Francisco Giants (+205).
Schilling also went on to say that Manny "was very kind, and well-mannered, but there were spurts and times when you didn't know who he was… you know, he was always kind and nice for the most part, but he'd show up the next day and say, 'I'm through with this team, I want out now."'