PAINTER: Just like in Boston, Manny q...

PAINTER: Just like in Boston, Manny quit on L.A.

There are 16 comments on the LA Daily News story from Aug 30, 2010, titled PAINTER: Just like in Boston, Manny quit on L.A.. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Manny Ramirez is now a member of the Chicago White Sox. Manny Ramirez was working in the batting cage at Dodger Stadium on Monday morning when general manager Ned Colletti approached.

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Robert R

Riverside, CA

#1 Aug 31, 2010
I love how you idiotic reporters refuse to blame Manny's decline in offensive output on his age like you do for every other 38 year old ex slugger. But for Manny we just say its lack of effort. His teammates did not call him a quitter. He had no on the field problems his whole time in LA. But you morons are so fast to jump on the Manny quit bandwagon. Why can't you just thank him for the memories and wish him good luck. No you want to create drama when there was none. By writing this article you managed to do two things. One, you managed to down play a fantastic pitching performance by some how tying Kuroda's performance in with Manny allegedly quitting. That shows disrespect to Kuroda. The man deserves a better mention about his brilliant performance. If anything Manny should have gotten a couple of lines in a positive article about the Dodgers beating the defending NL Champs with a 1 hitter. Two, you managed to show what is exactly wrong with today's media. You all would rather create a story than write about the story that is there.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#2 Aug 31, 2010
Painter is an idiot. Pure and simple. It's been a long time since the DN had a decent Dodger reporter. At least we can read real journalism from Tony Jackson (who was booted by the DN) on ESPN's LA site.
Mike

Beverly Hills, CA

#3 Aug 31, 2010
He belongs in the American league as a DH. As least he's now free and clear of the McCourt debacle.

Since: Jun 10

Riverside, CA

#4 Aug 31, 2010
Good Riddence. MR is just another symbol of what's wrong with L.A. Incompetence at every level.
Sue Lee

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Aug 31, 2010
Annoyed and disappointed don't begin to describe how most people feel. How many hundreds of dollars did the fans spend on Manny crap?
OldBrooklynFan

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Aug 31, 2010
The best thing about Manny leaving is I don't have to read all the negative print some of you guys have to print about him. Most of you are the same people who have written badly about him since he left the Red Sox. Almost like conservatives and Liberals.
Personally and I know I'm not alone, I feels that Manny's injuries and his age were his downfall. He simply can no longer be an everyday outfielder, his legs can't take it anymore.
The DH is the only thing that can carry him the rest of the way. It looks like to me he got along great with his teammates and with management. I'm so happy he spent time as a Dodger and if Manny was Manny, he certainly didn't rub off badly with me.
I believe Coors Field had everything to do with his benching and then it was decided that there was no reason to pay $4 Million to a pinch hitter, as Torre decided to go with Podsednik, which was the right choice. It was also what Manny wanted.
GOOD LUCK TO HIM.
U R not so smart

Bangkok, Thailand

#7 Aug 31, 2010
I do believe that if Hitler could hit a baseball someone would have him on their team.
Danny

Montrose, CA

#8 Sep 1, 2010
So much bullshit. Crap like this implies Manny's departure will make the team better, but nothing will with Colletti at the helm. Everyone loves to ignore that though. 'Manny manny manny, divorce divorce divorce divorce'.
waldobinney

South Pasadena, CA

#9 Sep 2, 2010
Sue Lee wrote:
Annoyed and disappointed don't begin to describe how most people feel. How many hundreds of dollars did the fans spend on Manny crap?
That. Was the whole idea. To sell the dumb downed Dodger fan 'Manny Crap'..
It has been a three ring circus in LA since the Dodgers hired Emmit Kelly of Baseball.
Center stage, Manny Ramirez and his 45 million dollar salary. Feel stupid, Dodger fans?
Happy to say I contributed not one red cent to the debacle.
sgv626

Colton, CA

#10 Sep 2, 2010
manny sucks anyway dodgers got him thinking he was going to hit everything out of the park,and I didnt say any of that
NotBold

Boise, ID

#11 Sep 2, 2010
So if you felt this way, why do you write this AFTER Manny leaves town? Something tells me you lack guts (i.e., why athletes don't respect you writers and your newspapers are collapsing. Next time, write something like this BEFORE the athlete has left the neighboorhood. Doubt you have the guts to do that.
Concerned

Studio City, CA

#12 Sep 3, 2010
Robert R wrote:
I love how you idiotic reporters refuse to blame Manny's decline in offensive output on his age like you do for every other 38 year old ex slugger. But for Manny we just say its lack of effort. His teammates did not call him a quitter. He had no on the field problems his whole time in LA. But you morons are so fast to jump on the Manny quit bandwagon. Why can't you just thank him for the memories and wish him good luck. No you want to create drama when there was none. By writing this article you managed to do two things. One, you managed to down play a fantastic pitching performance by some how tying Kuroda's performance in with Manny allegedly quitting. That shows disrespect to Kuroda. The man deserves a better mention about his brilliant performance. If anything Manny should have gotten a couple of lines in a positive article about the Dodgers beating the defending NL Champs with a 1 hitter. Two, you managed to show what is exactly wrong with today's media. You all would rather create a story than write about the story that is there.
Robert, give me a break...were you asleep or on the moon when Manny had to serve a 50 game suspension due to his own stupidity?? Even after that Dodger fans welcomed him back with open arms, but he was never the same and if you have paid any attention this season you would see a guy who's heart was not into what he was doing. Translated: HE QUIT on the Dodgers. Now, i am not completely bitter toward Manny...2008 was terrific and fun and it was great to have him here. I do not hate Manny, and wish him the best, but i make a lot less money than Manny and if i performed in my job like he did with the Dodgers this year and last, my clients would all drop me.

“America is getting FAT”

Since: Oct 08

Herndon, Va.

#13 Sep 3, 2010
Manny = selfish cheater loser cheater
SameOld SameOld

Torrance, CA

#14 Sep 3, 2010
good bye and good riddance.
that's what you get for $45million these days.
thank goodness for agents and stupid salaries
MichaelJ91790

Atwood, CA

#15 Sep 6, 2010
It seems like most of you don't understand the nature of baseball. It is a BUSINESS. The Dodgers don't exist because they love you. Try getting an autograph when they come out the club house. With the exception of Matt Kemp, the rest of the players will walk right by you as if you don't exist. They all have some degree of attitude. There're there to make money. Owners, management, and players. Sure they want to win. That's normal, you don't play to lose. You have to be good and win if you are going to make money. The Dodger's gambled and took a chance on Manny in the hope that he would help them win games and make money. They knew what they were getting in to and they knew what Manny's is like. It just didn't work out the way they had hoped. The same thing happened with Jason Schmitt and Andrew Jones. A lot of baseball players have ATTITUDE just some more than others. Manny is an angel in comparison with Gary Sheffield when he was on the Dodgers. That guy was something. Just remember Manny's not there because he loves you, he's there to make money and he is going to go where he can get the best deal. Why do you take this so personal?
cubanrick

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Sep 7, 2010
"True Lies" part 2, starting Manny Ramirez. Enough said...

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