Manny Ramirez grew up near Yankee Stadium and was recently asked who his favourite player was. The answer might surprise you. Well not really if you read the title of this post. Or saw the picture of George Bell above. Anyway…
George Bell, that MVP year he had (1987) we’d always go to the Yankee games and cheer for Bell, he was the best Latin player at the time,” Ramirez said yesterday. In those days, a Bell homer would prompt fans to carry Dominican Republic flags around the stadium. Was Ramirez in any of the ensuing fights?
“I’m a lover, not a fighter,” Ramirez said.
So there you have it. Respect from one belligerant extremely talented ballplayer to another.