And here I thought it was salary he was commanding that made him and Cleveland part ways.
Where's HD MM?
I'd like to get his thoughts on this Manny/Cleveland thing.
I think Cleveland got tired of his antics when the contract time was there.
I happened to be in Cleveland the day that went down and I could not believe they let him go. I was there for training for work that week.
I think Albert Belle may have been there at the same time, or in the same proxcimity.
I believe Albert was there then also. IIRC, during the Indians great 1995 season (100-44 in a strike-shortened season) two members of the exclusive 500 HR club batted 6th and 7th (Thome and Manny) in most of the Indians games that year. I think the Tribe's 1995 lineup looked something like this:
CF- Kenny Lofton
SS- Omar Vizquel
2B- Carlos Baerga
LF- Albert Belle
1B or DH- Eddie Murray
3B- Jim Thome
RF- Manny ramirez
DH or 1B - Paul Sorrento
C- Sandy Alomar
Wow..what a lineup. IMO, maybe the greatest team to not win the World Series.
And to think the Indians had no use for this guy ....
Wouldn't they like him in their line up at this point
Congrats Manny !!!!