In Game 2 of the NLCS, Manny Ramirez was at the plate when Brett Meyers decided to uncork one. The ball buzzed past the back of Manny's head, but no harm was done.
Game 3 was a completely different story. Russel Martin gets pegged in his first AB. Then he gets a bit of chin music on his second appearance at the plate. Retaliation is coming, of course, and Shane Victorino was the nearly unlucky batter.
Hiroki Kuroda spun one right past the back of Victorino's head, before Victorino grounded out to first. As the inning ended, the benches cleared. Who was the angriest member of the Dodgers? Manny Ramirez.
Don't tell me this is all part of his "plan." Don't tell me he's "playing for a contract." That's a gamer right there. And that's something, somone, the Mets need.
The Final Score (jeez, I'm linking to them a lot lately) has a picture up of Manny getting heated. I dig it.
But back to the Phillies $#!% list.
Via Tyler Kepner, in the New York Times:
“He knows the cameras are on him,” reliever Chad Durbin.Well, obviously.
The Dodgers’ Manny Ramirez, who had a Brett Myers fastball whip behind his back in Game 2, made the biggest fuss in the fracas. He charged in from left field, and coaches restrained him from going after … somebody. The Phillies weren’t really sure, though Ryan Howard did say he told Ramirez during the game that Myers had not been trying to hit him.Still, the heat of the moment takes over.
If the Phillies hate him, please Mets, sign him. Just another great reason for Manny to patrol left field in Citi Field.