Monday, May 12, 2008

Manny Lost His Troll Doll

Back in 2006, I openly pined for Julian Tavarez to be shot out of a cannon into space, and further requested that the cannon be calibrated with Rudy Seanez. Seanez was finally shipped out, but Tavarez remained. Until yesterday. Thank you Sean Casey.

The Red Sox today activated first baseman Sean Casey today from the disabled list. To make room for Casey, the team designated pitcher Julian Tavarez for assignment. The team now has 10 days to either work out a trade for Tavarez or grant him his outright release.

As of yesterday, the Red Sox had still been talking with the Rockies about a deal for Tavarez, who is 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA after he allowed an unearned run in 1 1/3 innings last night.

The bigger question for Red Sox fans is this: What is Manny going to do without his little troll doll now?

I remember when Pedro and that little guy he carried all over the place had a falling out (and then the little dude coincidentally died.... probably of a broken heart) - but this is different. This is the Red Sox playing the heavy. Personally I think it's for hitting into the shortstop last night in a terrible pinch-hitting performance.

In conclusion, this entire post exists just to replay one of my favorite videos ever:

Between Remy's wheezing and Don Orsillo begging, "Make him stop!" I can't think of a finer moment that perfectly encpsulates Manny Ramirez.

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