The Dumb and the Restless

arod-4.jpgAfter taking a day off from making headlines, ALEX RODRIGUEZ has finally done something smart. Opting to undergo a minor surgery now, with a promise for a more invasive surgery after the season, Rodriguez is expected to miss only six to nine weeks.

Not only was choosing to have the surgery done now, earlier on in the season, a smart move, Rodriguez also did not publicly comment on the surgery. Dr. Marc Phillipon, the hip specialist responsible for fast-tracking the procedure, did all the talking in an article written beat reporter Bryan Hoch.

“The goal here is to allow Alex to rehab rapidly in a safe manner,”
Philippon said. “The approach we’re using is much safer than letting
Alex play the way he is now.”

Rodriguez is expected to spend the first few week in Vail, Colo. to
undergo rehabilitation that is a “hybrid” experiment.

“Because of all the tests, findings, analysis and function of Alex, I
feel it’s in his best interest to have his labrum repaired, remove part
of his impingement at the same time and, therefore, stabilize his
labrum,” Philippon said. “[The procedure will] remove a little bit of
the impingement, and by doing this, we will contain the cyst. The goal
here is to stabilize Alex’s labrum, remove a little bit of the
impingement and allow him to have more freedom of movement in his hip.”

Philippon has performed similar procedures on and treated such
sports stars as golfer Greg Norman and figure skater Tara Lipinski.
Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said, during a press conference call, that Philippon’s expertise gave Rodriguez comfort “that
this was not only a legitimate option, but the best one.”


With Rodriguez out of action for only a brief period of time, expect to see more of CODY RANSOM, the man chosen to fill Rodriguez’s big, expensive, shoes. Ransom, 33, is a journeyman infielder who has been hitting exceptionally well as a Yankee between his time spent as a back up last year and his Spring Training showing.

Ransom hit .302 with four home runs and eight RBIs in 33 games for the
Yankees last season as a utility man, including three starts at third
base. He has logged just 183 big league at-bats with three organizations.

In 20 at bats of spring training baseball, Ransom is currently batting .300 with six hits, five runs, and a stolen base. Teammate Johnny Damon has been a vocal supporter of Ransom, even claiming him to be the “best athlete on the team.”

In other news, MANNY RAMIREZ has written a book.



Seriously now ….


He’s a great athlete hitter and all, but I didn’t even know he could read, let along write.

At first I thought it was a hoax. Then I thought maybe it was a Manny themed coloring book.

But this is a real-deal, I-wanna-be-a-bitter-clown-like-Joe-Torre expose’ of his former team.

In a report by associate reporter Alden Gonzalez, excerpts from “Becoming Manny” have been released to the press.

In typical fashion, Manny, with the help of a few journalists, chronicle Manny’s Beantown adventures and his eventual forray into Dodgertown USA, and his eventual settling into Mannywood.

One note I really found thought provoking is how Manny claimed to have lost his best buddy Pedro Martinez, who is currently auditioning for a Major League role with an outstanding performance in the World Baseball Classic.

Perhaps we could see Manny and Pedro reunite … under Joe Torre.

I’m sure Torre could lead another all star team to the playoffs and find a way to blow it for them, too.

What a bunch of clowns.


PHOTOS CREDITS: – Getty/Uncredited – AP/Uncredited – Christa Koch (alterations by me)


  1. fishfins

    “I’m sure Torre could lead another all star team to the playoffs and find a way to blow it for them, too.”
    …or he could repeat history and win 4 titles with the same team too….
    This is why Yankee fans are such an enigma to me. Are you really that upset with Torre after what he did to resurrect the Yankees in the late 90s-early 2000s? Really?! I hear Yankee fans disrespect Torre from time to time, and each time I can never believe it.
    If you would have said this….
    “I’m sure hot-head Girardi could mismanage a rotation, yell at the owner and get fired by another team, too”….. I would agree.

  2. juliasrants

    Ewww, gross? Hey! Moving right along….Manny’s book got a second ranting from me! I am furious with what appears to be him bashing Big Papi in his book. No friends? No one to trust? What’s Big Papi? Chopped liver? I do so hope the citizens of LA LA Land enjoy their “star”!


  3. rrrt

    Based on Manny’s grammar in this quote – “I’m private and I don’t let nobody penetrate my space” (appears in the item about the book) – it’s a good thing that there are other authors actually doing the writing. While I’m reading the Torre book (out of purely voyeuristic interest in the A-Rod/Jeter thing, etc.), I have absolutely no desire to read about poor Manny and his “suffering” in Boston.
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  4. alwaysthejake

    I’m curious as to how that ‘distinguished’ accent translates onto paper. Not curious enough however to shell out any amount of hard-earned $ and contribute to his outrageously inflated income.
    Yougstown is a haven for many things, mostly illegal and dangerous. College was my excuse, what is yours?

  5. levelboss

    ^oops i didn’t know that they track each voter.. so i guess i only ended up voting only once.. sorry Rosh

  6. fishfins

    WOW. You guys paid 161 million for that performance yesterday?! Aside from Sabathia, yesterday showed what the Yankees lack: the ability to play the right kind of situational baseball that wins games. With a runner on 3rd and 1 out, Jeter grounds out to the SS? If he slapped the ball on the ground the other way, the game would have tied…And where was Nady going when he got picked off third base?
    Long season I know, but that was a disgrace considering what the Yankees are getting paid.

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