Jeebus, see what happens when there’s no baseball to be played? People start getting ornery with each other. Like Manny and John Henry:

“I want no more (expletive) where they tell you one thing and behind your back they do another thing,” Ramirez told The Herald. “I think I’ve earned that respect, for a team to sit down with me and tell me this is what we want, this is what we want to do.”

“I find remarks that we have been anything other than completely straightforward to be personally offensive,” Henry wrote. “Manny has been a crucial part of two world championships. I do not believe we would have won either without him. He has never played a more important role than he has thus far this year.”

I hope I’m wrong, but I’m starting to get the feeling that we’ll be living a Manny-free existance next season.

Oh, and thanks to everyone who left some songage in yesterday’s summer tunes post; lots of great stuff there. Props also to commenter Ben, who points out that Prime Minister Pete Nice (born Pete Nash), formerly of 3rd Bass, is co-owner of McGreevey’s on Boylston and a right fine baseball nut in his own right. The Prime Minister even stops to give the Rocket the gas face:

“It’s so amazing that someone with a two-decade career and that record of excellence now might as well be Mark Fidrych,” Nash says. “I mean, what’s left of Clemens’ legacy?”