Manny Being Manny Dodgers Win!!
I purposely didn't mention Manny Ramirez in yesterday's blog even though he hit a homerun in game one to extend his own personal homerun record in the playoffs to 25. Manny's, lights come on in post season play like no one else, I mean he has taken his game to another level. To perform at the level he has played in the playoff is something special to behold. He has made it look easy.
Hitting a baseball is hard, you are trying to hit a round ball with a round bat, this requires tremendous skill and precision. Then you add the fact that they are throwing the ball up to 95 to 100 miles an hour and it's moving, and dipping, and sliding all over the place. Once it leaves the pitcher hand you have 2/ 10th of a second to make a decision, will I swing at this pitch or take it?
For Manny Ramirez with the world watching, this has become a walk in the park. One of my baseball coaching friends told me that Manny said playing in the National League is like playing triple A baseball. For those of you who aren't familiar with the different leagues in baseball, it's like going down to the lower levels to play. They call this Manny Being Manny, heads and shoulders above all the rest. Play on Manny and shine like a bright star!!