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What is “Being Manny”?

With Manny Ramirez’s sudden retirement from baseball, the phrase “Manny being Manny” probably ranks among the week’s most-often spoken. That just begs the question, though: what exactly is “being Manny”? Well, quite simply, it’s being one of the best right-handed hitters ever to play the game. I’ve heard some ludicrous questions about his Hall of Fame candidacy being brought up, and I want to address them here. For his career, his 162-game average line was:

.312/.411/.585  39HR  129RBI  94BB  109R  154OPS+ Continue reading