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Untitled[edit]

It should be added to his page that he became only the seventh player to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded. He did so tonight(4/24/09) against the Rockies at Coors Field. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rhettd (talkcontribs) 04:22, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Bernie Williams[edit]

78 post-season RBIs – 1st ???

Bernie Williams is 80 RBIs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Verbty2987 (talkcontribs) 15:13, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Boston POV[edit]

The "Manny Being Manny" section of this article is downright awful, and it's clearly been written from the perspective of a Boston Red Sox fan. Labelling incidents as "the final straw" and saying things like "led Red Sox nation to demand the deportation of number 24" is ridiculously POV and should be deleted or edited. Also, Red Sox nation is solely a creation of the media and Boston fans and isn't an actual entity or physical reality.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.247.254.119 (talkcontribs)

I'm inclined to delete the whole section... the relevant parts are already covered in the "personality" section and this whole list of incidents is really not needed. Spanneraol (talk) 18:11, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Wait, Are you saying that even though I'm a member of Red Sox Nation I still have to pay taxes to the U.S. Government. That just doesn't seem right. Seriously though I'm not a fan of that section. IMHO if it's an important enough incident it should be incorporated into the section covering the season it occured.--Cube lurker (talk) 18:24, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
  • I've removed the section... copying info to talk page in case anyone wants to bring back any specific incident. Spanneraol (talk) 18:59, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for that. Can you please make one more POV edit:

"On July 18, 2005, Ramirez disappeared into the "Green Monster" during a visit to the mound by pitching coach Dave Wallace with two outs in the top of the 6th inning. When pitcher Wade Miller[29] was ready to resume pitching, Ramirez was nowhere to be found. It is suggested he went to urinate or even defecate, but there are no toilet facilities inside the scoreboard area. Manny has returned to the wall several times since during pitching changes, but has always returned on time. Ramirez also was seen playing left field at Fenway with a water bottle in his back pocket.[30][31]"

This is just nonsense, which he's explained many, many times. He went into the wall to hang out with the scoreboard guys and take a break from the crowd noise and hot sun. It isn't that hard to understand.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.23.17.94 (talk) 16:49, 7 March 2009

"Manny Being Manny"[edit]

  • April 4, 1994 The Original Incident - In the first game of his rookie season, Manny hit a two-run ground-rule double in the 8th inning to tie the game. He initially thought he hit a home run, and continued to round the bases, until the third base umpire stopped him. The announcers commented on how he was a tremendous young hitter, but seemed to have a short attention span: Manny was then almost immediately picked off at second base by the catcher. Later, after drawing a walk in the 10th inning, he was replaced with a pinch runner.[1]
  • July 1, 1997 - Manny was playing right field in his first game in the Astrodome. Tim Bogar of the Astros hit a bouncer down the first base line. The ball came to a rest under the bullpen bench and Manny signalled to the umpire. Manny was unaware of the ground rules which stated that the bench was in play. Manny continued to signal to the umpire while Bogar got an easy inside-the-park home run.[2]
  • December 10, 2001 - Ramirez, in his first season with Boston, claimed he was uncomfortable, prompting the new ownership group to create a separate interview room, to ease Manny's transition with the Red Sox.[3]
  • May 18, 2002 - Ramirez lost his diamond earring sliding into third base during a rehab start with the Pawtucket Red Sox. After the game, 13 PawSox players and the Syracuse grounds crew combed the third base area and found the stud, but not the diamond that was worth a reported $15,000.[4]
  • September 7, 2002 - Ramirez requested the song "Good Times" by Styles P for his plate appearances. The unedited song's lyrics about marijuana use were played over the Fenway Park public address system.[5][6]
  • August 29, 2003 - Manny expressed in an ESPN interview that he would like to play for the New York Yankees, the arch-rivals of his current team, the Boston Red Sox.[7]
  • August 30, 2003 - Manny missed several games with pharyngitis amid media speculation that he was well enough to play. When the New York Yankees came to town to play, Manny was still too sick to play, but was seen at the downstairs bar of his hotel with former Yankees player and close friend Enrique Wilson.[8]
  • September 1, 2003 - Manny refused to pinch hit in a game against Philadelphia, angering manager Grady Little, who benched him the next game.[9]
  • July 21, 2004 - From his spot in left-center field, Manny inexplicably made a diving play to cut off a relay throw from center fielder Johnny Damon, allowing David Newhan of the Orioles to score on an inside-the-park home run.[10]
  • July 31, 2005 - After heavy speculation that he would force a trade, Manny entered the game versus the Minnesota Twins as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning, to a standing ovation 54 minutes after the 4:00 trading deadline had passed (he had been booed his two previous games). Ramirez proceeded to chop an RBI single up the middle off Juan Rincón that would prove to be the game-winning hit. After the game, Ramirez was quoted as saying, "Forget about the trade, man. This is the place I want to be, man. It's great, man. They love me here, man. This is the place to be. 'Manny being Manny,' he's great, man... we've been through a lot, this is the place for me, I'm just happy to be here... I'm back!"[11][12]
  • August 24, 2005 - Ramirez, up with one out and the bases loaded, hit a ground ball but did not run down the first base line, resulting in an inning-ending double play. The Kansas City Royals rallied to tie the game, and eventually won in extra innings.[13]
  • March 20, 2007 - When he was supposed to be at spring training, Ramirez appeared in an eBay listing selling a barbecue grill. [14] The listing was later cancelled by eBay.[15] He later posted a custom 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 on eBay.[16]
  • October 17, 2007 - With the Red Sox trailing Cleveland 3-1 in the ALCS, Ramirez told reporters that if the Red Sox were eliminated, it wouldn't be "the end of the world," igniting Red Sox team members towards a "come from behind" ALCS victory. Though Ramirez faced criticism in the media for his statement, his team would go on to win their next 7 games to win the ALCS and World Series.[17]
  • October 18, 2007 - In game five of the ALCS at Jacobs Field, Ramirez hit a fly ball to deep center field that bounced off the top of the outfield wall and back into play. Ramirez, assuming he had hit a home run, casually strolled to first base and was forced to settle for a single instead of an easy double after it was ruled that the ball had never left the field.[18]
  • October 27, 2007 - In game three of the World Series, Ramirez was thrown out in a close play at home plate. Manny often flips his helmet off while he is running the bases, to help pick up speed. In this instance, replays show that Manny's helmet bounced off of his heel, causing him to stutter-step as he rounded third base.[19]
  • May 14, 2008 - At Baltimore, Manny caught a Kevin Millar fly ball to deep-left, ran up the wall, high-fived a Red Sox fan in the stands, and turned around and fired the ball back to the infield for a double play.[20]
  • July 6, 2008 The Last Straw - Manny was called in to pinch-hit, in the top of the ninth inning of a tied game at Yankee Stadium. Mariano Rivera threw three consecutive fastballs past Manny, without so much as a swing. "I was kind of surprised, definitely, that he never took the bat off his shoulder," Rivera said. "I don't know what he was thinking. That's Manny." Manny asked to be left off the starting lineup for the important Yankee series, citing knee pains. Upon completion of the series, Red Sox management ordered MRIs for both of Manny's knees, in hopes of eliciting some truth from a tense situation. The MRIs came back clean. The latest episode became one of the most incendiary moments to fuel the unrest of Fenway's faithful. This became arguably the last straw that led Red Sox nation to demand the deportation of number 24. [21] [22]
  • July 9, 2008 - During the 6th inning of a home game against the Twins, Manny climbed into the Green Monster and was seen talking on a cell phone during a pitching change.[23]
  • July 15, 2008 - Manny drew the wrath of Red Sox owner John Henry for comments made to the Boston Herald, where he hinted that team management had not been up front with him in regards to upcoming contract negotiations. Henry responded angrily the following day, saying Manny was a critical part of the Sox's 2004 and 2007 world championships and that the team always kept Manny in the loop. [24]
  • July 18, 2008 - In the bottom of the 6th inning, in a game against the Angels, Manny tried to chase down a fly ball in front of him in left field hit by Maicer Izturis. He went into a slide to catch the ball, but missed it so it dropped and rolled behind him. He scampered on all fours to get the ball, and ended up rolling on top of the ball when he reached it making center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury unable to pick up the ball. Manny had to lift up his rear to get the ball off the ground. When he finally picked up the ball and threw it into the infield with a big smile on his face, Izturis was on third base instead of the likely single had Manny just fielded the ball instead of trying to catch it on the fly. Theo Epstein and Terry Francona were both visibly unhappy with the whimsical fielding. [25]
  • July 27, 2008 - Before his game against the New York Yankees, Manny stated that he would play in Iraq if he needed to play there.[26]
  • July 30, 2008 - Before the third game of a series against the Angels, Manny held a handwritten sign stating "I'm going to Green Bay for Brett Favre straight up." The Green Bay Packers quarterback was in the throes of a similarly untenable dispute with management. Ramirez reiterated this proposal in an interview with ESPN Deportes that aired the same day.[27]
  • August 11, 2008 - In what could be characterized as the first "Manny being Manny" incident with the Dodgers, when his teammates took to the field at the top of the ninth inning against Philadelphia at Dodger Stadium, Manny did not appear and nobody knew where he was. After several minutes of searching for him he finally jogged onto the field with the front of his uniform unbuttoned. He said he needed to use the restroom. He returned with a red glove instead of a black glove he used the innings before.[28]
Such a major sourced section should not have been removed without discussion. I've since restored it. --Oakshade (talk) 18:20, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
There was discussion about it. The section is way too long, contains mostly random assortments of events and really doesn't belong in the article. Spanneraol (talk) 18:24, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Where's the discussion? --Oakshade (talk) 18:36, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Never mind. I see the discussion in the "Boston POV" section above. --Oakshade (talk) 18:40, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Cleveland Indians 4, Seattle Mariners 3, Retrosheet". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  2. ^ Forker, Dom. The Big Book of Baseball Brainteasers. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 2004
  3. ^ "Manny's moments: Dec. 10, 2001". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Manny's moments: May 18, 2002". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  5. ^ Boston Red Sox - Manny being Manny - The Boston Globe
  6. ^ The Sporting Scene: Waiting for Manny: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
  7. ^ "Manny's moments: Aug. 29, 2003". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  8. ^ Ramirez's actions raise a red flag
  9. ^ "Manny's moments: Labor Day 2003". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  10. ^ Petraglia, Mike (2004-07-21). "Up-and-down outing for Martinez". MLB.com. Retrieved 2006-08-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ Kunzelman, Michael (2005-07-31). "Boston 4, Minnesota 3 recap". Associated Press. Retrieved 2006-08-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ "Manny Being Manny". Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  13. ^ "Manny's moments: August 24, 2005". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  14. ^ "Manny's Grill". Boston Red Sox. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  15. ^ "EBay cancels Ramirez Grill". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  16. ^ "Manny's sweet ride to sell on eBay". The Boston Herald. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  17. ^ "Manny says team has no reason to panic". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  18. ^ "Electric Beckett dominates Indians". MLB.com. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  19. ^ "Rookies give Sox energy at the top". MLB.com. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  20. ^ "Ramirez high-fives Red Sox fan". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  21. ^ "MO PUTS MANNY IN HIS PLACE". 
  22. ^ "Red Sox can't trade valuable Manny". 
  23. ^ "Manny's call from the Wall". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  24. ^ "Red Sox Owner Henry: We've Been Straight With Manny". 
  25. ^ "MLB.com video". 
  26. ^ Rubin, Roger (2008-07-28). "Manny Ramirez: I'd play in Iraq". Daily News. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  27. ^ Gordon Edes (July 31, 2008). "Sox continue to search for answers". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  28. ^ "Missing from LF, Manny leaves new teammates amused". Associated Press. August 12, 2008. 
The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was consensus against move. As demonstrated and without rebutting evidence, in keeping with Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English), the common spelling of his surname in multiple, reliable, English language sources is without the diacritic mark.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 01:41, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Manny RamirezManny Ramírez — This would be the correct spelling of the name. — KV5 (TalkPhils) 16:30, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Oppose The accent seems to have been dropped by convention. Ramirez's authorized biography doesn't use it, nor do the LA Dodgers, the LA Times, the Boston Herald or even the often diacritic-snobbish New Yorker.Erudy (talk) 20:09, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose No source that he spells his name with a accent. Other than the Yahoo link and a Wiki site (Wiki site not being considered a reliable source of coarse), all of the external links spell his name with no accent, so that includes MLB's site. TJ Spyke 00:01, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose per WP:UCN as seen in the evidence presented by User:Erudy and User:TJ Spyke above. The subject is notable for actions in the USA where diacritics are routinely dropped. — AjaxSmack 02:48, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
    • Two specious arguments there. " The subject is notable for actions in the USA" - this does not determine use of diacritics. "in the USA where diacritics are routinely dropped" - a sweeping overgeneralisation of a complex issue, which has a lot more to do with the topics, publishers, context and languages involved than the location of the publisher. Even if there is a correlation (which I doubt) that doesn't mean we then automatically make all articles conform to the majority. Knepflerle (talk) 22:18, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Dominican person, Spanish surname, regardless of what this or that site decide to do with the accent. "Ramírez" is the correct display of this person's surname. Húsönd 11:10, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
  • If he is considered Dominican and not American (as currently stated in the lead of the article) or dual-nationality, then I support using Ramírez, the correct spelling of his Spanish name. If he is considered American and not at all Dominican, then I am neutral. MTC (talk) 19:02, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
    • More irrelevance running both ways - you don't have to surrender diacritics at the door to pledge allegiance to the flag, and publishers don't go round checking the citizenship rights of subjects before applying their in-house manual of style to their surnames. Read the relevant policies - usage is what matters, and nationality is but limply coupled with that. Knepflerle (talk) 22:22, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Erudy - the only evidence-supported argument given above which is valid according to WP:NAME. I would have preferred evidence of predominant usage to evidence of usage, however. Knepflerle (talk) 22:26, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
  • Evidently there are more Spanish speakers in LA than in Boston. No one noticed this while he played for the Red Sox. How does his name appear in the papers? That is what should be used. 199.125.109.126 (talk) 19:49, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Take a look at the page history - it's gone back and forth multiple times.... JustSomeRandomGuy32 (talk) 19:54, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
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HCG and other things[edit]

I'm not a big fan of the current way the wiki deals with this. His suspension and basic information, which can be distilled into a sentence or two, should be found in the intro. Further, the information given here is shoddy. Manny was busted for having actually used steroids AND using HCG. They knew he was using steroids because of the his hormone ratios. So his suspension is not exlusively about HCG. That's just the one they have a paper trial to. Anyway, the intro should cover this latest controversy.66.190.29.150 (talk) 22:26, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

It should not be included in the intro at this point because so much of the information is speculative right now. The article handles the info correctly with factual information. He was not "busted" for steroids. He was suspended because he had used a banned substance, HCG. The other stuff is all just speculation right now and doesn't belong in the article until factual information is released. Spanneraol (talk) 23:06, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
You obviously don't know the issues involed here. Ramirez's positive test came this season. It was of concern because his ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone, another naturally occurring hormone, exceeded 4 to 1, a source familiar with the case told The Chronicle. Under baseball's testing rules, that result is proof of steroid use. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/07/SPUU17GJQ3.DTL —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.190.29.150 (talk) 23:23, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
That is not proof of anything...and none of this has been confirmed by reliable sources. Spanneraol (talk) 14:54, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
I am really surprised that they didn't bother including why these drugs are actually given to individuals. The way it acts on adipose tissue alone is very interesting, and without the release of the medical records there is no way of knowing for sure what was going on. I am not suggesting that he was taking these for adipose tissue disorders, though that is my sub specialty. My point is that without the release of those medical records I think the wiki should not go about just assuming they know something. As far as I know a wiki is for documenting information, not assuming things. Aside from those issues I would say that a typical male of his age suffering from premature lowering of testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone. I am not suggesting anyone has that, merely stating that if it was the case it would explain why a physician would prescribe this. It would also explain why he went to a private physician instead of one provided by the team. Again I am not saying any of that is true, and without medical reports and tests none of us will ever know. According to HIPPA that won't be happening anytime, so for now I think it is best to only document things that can be actually proven and not assume things. 76.123.149.130 (talk) 17:15, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Like I said when this news first broke, steroids were implicated: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-manny-hgc15-2009may15,0,5088726.story http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4159870 I guess the LA Times, ESPN and the SF Chronical aren't good enough for wikepedia's standards. Even though he was only suspended for the use HCG without an MLB "ok" to use the drugs he was also found to have had elevated and synthetic testosrone levels. Synthetic testosterone = taking steroids = manny took steroids.66.190.29.150 (talk) 11:56, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Speculation by newspaper reporters is still just speculation.. not facts. Spanneraol (talk) 14:20, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
There is nothing speculative regarding the statements "had synthetic testosterone in his body when he was tested this past spring." and "the test revealed the testosterone was synthetic". Nothing at all.66.190.29.150 (talk) 15:14, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Beside many primarily(all?) stylistic changes, I have split one sentence in the lead, in order separately to attribute the link between hCG and steroid cycling to dealer Victor Conte; and to the LAtimes article (ref name="Suspended"). I didn't find the link to steroids in the NYtimes article previously cited alone in the lead. As I write the crucial references are numbers 4, 5, 35.
Maybe Conte and the hCG-steroid link should be in section 2009, not in the lead. At the moment I have no reliable judgment about that. --P64 (talk) 16:37, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Promotion?[edit]

"Ramirez' authorized biography, Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball's Most Enigmatic Slugger was released in bookstores March 10, 2009." I'd suggest removing the phrase alltogether, due to its irrelevance in the article (particularly as every major sports player has an autobiography nowadays). The article is protected, so if anyone with the power wants to remove the lign, go ahead. French Connections (talk) 18:41, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Enigmamsg 18:51, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Manny's suspension[edit]

The page should be updated from the vague 'he also was scheduled to play a few games in the minors prior to rejoining the active roster' to the more accurate 'Manny played two games at AAA Albuquerque and is scheduled to play four games with Class A Lake Elsinore before rejoining the Dodgers.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090625&content_id=5534680&vkey=news_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=la

Filihok (talk) 14:19, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Updated the info... though the article is incorrect.. he is going to be playing with the Inland Empire 66ers next... they have a game at Lake Elsinor on saturday and then have a home stand against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Spanneraol (talk) 16:26, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Edit request from Drguillen13, 30 August 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} Manny Ramirez was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox. As of today (August 30, 2010) he no longer plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Chicago White Sox will pay the remaining $4.2 million of his contract as he plays out the rest of the year in Chicago.

Drguillen13 (talk) 17:07, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

According to the Dodgers' roster, the transaction isn't official yet. According to the MLB.com story about it, he will become a Chicago White Sox (White Sock?) later today. I added a piece about the waiver claim to the article, but his team should remain listed as the Dodgers until the claim is official. --Muboshgu (talk) 17:23, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Okay, now it's done. --Muboshgu (talk) 19:11, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Manny's Dreads[edit]

Hey, we need to put some stuff in about Manny's natty dreadlocks. Apparently the owner of the White Sox has a "short hair" policy. What do you guys think? Is Reinsdorf going to make Manny cut him dreads? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.206.138.33 (talk) 23:51, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

I don't care. And I don't think we need to know. --Muboshgu (talk) 00:00, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Mkmattkarr, 13 December 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Manny is also a designated hitter.

Mkmattkarr (talk) 12:46, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. Although, some areas of the article already mention "designated hitter". Stickee (talk) 12:57, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Jersey number for Tampa Bay Rays will be 24[edit]

This was confirmed by Manny Ramirez during the February 1st press conference at Tropicana Field. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.204.74.254 (talk) 20:05, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 173.26.237.244, 20 February 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} the section heading Boston Red Sox (2000-2008) should be Boston Red Sox (2001-2008)

173.26.237.244 (talk) 15:40, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Already done Looks like someone already fixed it. Qwyrxian (talk) 04:55, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Retirement[edit]

Topkin's article at tampabay.com (http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/content/manny-retires) is not "conjecture" about drug use. He quoted from a MLB statement that Manny retired rather than participate in the drug program.theprez98 (talk) 20:38, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Confirmed by http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2011/04/manny-ramirez-notifies-mlb-of-intent-to-retire/1 theprez98 (talk) 20:42, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

And the original press release from MLB: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20110408&content_id=17513916&vkey=pr_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb theprez98 (talk) 20:45, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Agreed.--Epeefleche (talk) 22:15, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Manny signed with the Oakland Athletics, and will come out of retirement. The deal is worth about $500,000 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.246.57.180 (talk) 19:16, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

He was just released from the A's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.170.247.77 (talk) 01:55, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Might I just say....[edit]

Taking a quick break from actually improving article, I want to comment on the page protection on Manny Ramirez that has thankfully been in place for some time, preventing any vandalism that otherwise would have overwhelmed this page today in light of the news. More of these articles with the potential to be contentious should get extended or permanent semi-protection. – Muboshgu (talk) 23:35, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Agree. (not that anyone is listening, necessarily).--Epeefleche (talk) 01:23, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Move?[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 01:55, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Manny RamirezManny Ramírez

  • Move, most English sources do not include the accent even if it should be there. And many people do not use accent marks even in Latin America, but that is because ignorance. In Hispanic names, it has to go as a matter of grammar and pronunciation. He's a Puerto Rican, surname goes with an accent mark. Againme (talk) 05:39, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Contest. Not uncontroversial. See Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English)/Diacritics RfC for how split the community appears to be on this issue. Also, I had a quick glance at the sources and I didn't see any that used the accent mark. Definitely needs discussion. Jenks24 (talk) 07:00, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Manny does not use the accent mark. Sources referring to him do not use it either. Spanneraol (talk) 15:20, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose as we should go by the english sources, as this is the English Wikipedia. GoodDay (talk) 18:27, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • oppose if the person themselves does not even use the accent I don't see why we should.--76.66.188.209 (talk) 20:04, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose ibid.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 20:10, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose the accent mark isn't commonly used in reference to him. And FYI, he's Dominican not Puerto Rican. Hot Stop (t) 20:53, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The New York Times spells it without an accent. They have hundreds of articles about him, so I assume they know how to spell his name correctly. Unlike most newspaper stylebooks, the NYT stylebook allows the reporters to use Spanish-language accents. So if any English-language source used it, it would be the NYT. Non-typeable characters make an article harder to search for and harder to link to. Kauffner (talk) 02:34, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Allowing is not the same as asking for. Without the accent mark, it sounds differently (OK, that does not happen in English, but that is because you don't know how or why). He is a Latin American person. If he was back in his country, he should use the accent mark, and if he does not, he would be commiting a misspelling. Spanish is a regulated language, unless English, that's why you are not used to these reasons. I work in newsrooms and I would be surprised if I found many NYT reporters who can explain me why this surname changes pronunciation without the accent mark. But I see I'm in minority here, so if you want to have it wrong, have it. Againme (talk) 04:20, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
He grew up in New York... this is his country. Spanneraol (talk) 04:26, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
I see what you mean, but I was refering to his country of birth. See, your name is first registered in the country where you were born. Againme (talk) 04:38, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
That isn't really relevant per WP:OFFICIALNAMES. (I won't even go into the fact that there is no evidence or citation of his "birth registration" given here.) Ramirez is known almost exclusively for actions in the US and his name is used there without an accent. Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III and is legally William Jefferson Clinton but the article is not at either of those titles per WP:UCN. —  AjaxSmack  03:07, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
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Prose tag[edit]

I propose that the solution to the {{prose}} tag in the "Off the Field" section is to give the list a prose lead. The information already in that list works in list format, but it could use a section intro. Jorgath (talk) 23:08, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Oh, and I don't have time to write it right now, but if no one has written it by the time I find some time, I'll give it a shot. Jorgath (talk) 23:14, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Intro[edit]

I find it very sad that he was one of the greatest hitters ever and the majority of his intro is about PEDs. There is way too much information about the PEDs in the intro, the majority of which can be shifted down to the actual section of the article that talks about that. Sounds more like a slanderous hate article then an "encyclopedic" supposedly non-biased article. That being said, I have my doubts that anything will change. Jakobees (talk) 03:51, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 5 March 2012[edit]

I would suggest that the line:

*Ramirez is mentioned in the song "Dump the Clip" by Army Of The Pharaohs, along with David Ortiz. He is also mentioned in the song "Battle Cry" by the same artist.

Be deleted. It is basically spam for some no name rapper with no cultural significance. It needlessly clutters the article.

Desqjockey (talk) 21:59, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Done Thanks, Celestra (talk) 07:04, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 8 January 2013[edit]

In the 2009 controlled substance scandal, You should insert the names of the identified doctors that contriobuted to the situation (Dr. Pedro Bosch and his son Anthony P Bosch). Both were identifed by ESPN, YAHOO and every other major news source. Both are again currently under investigation for providing PEDs to Alex Rodriguez, Melky Caberrera and Paul Braun, and MLB stars.

98.64.154.139 (talk) 05:08, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. No source currently on the article mentions those names and I'm not inclined to add names of living persons connected with this "scandal" without a source. —KuyaBriBriTalk 16:05, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Last MLB appearance[edit]

Since Manny has not appeared in a MLB game since 2011, is it acceptable to add "Last MLB Appearance" to his info box.

For those of you wondering: Last MLB Appearance: April 6, 2011 for the Tampa Bay Rays

  • originally wrote "April 7, but he did not play on the 7th and retired on the 8th*

It could always be changed in the unlikely event that he returns to MLB in the future. --Boston Burkenation (talk) 00:11, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Manny Ramirez/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Secret (talk · contribs) 02:39, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

I am doing this review per request. But give me a few days however, as I still got 2 more GA reviews to finish and this will be an extremely detailed review. Thanks Secret account 02:39, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Perfect. My semester ends Friday, so I have some exams to take throughout this week. Thanks for your willingness to review this, Secret. Sportsguy17 (TC) 02:41, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Well I did a quick glance though it and I see major problems with the article.... it needs some massive expansion, hardly anything written about him on his Cleveland days, eight seasons into barely three paragraphs!! Playoff heroics and World Series into one paragraph!!! very statsy, nothing on his playing style or his popularity with fans outside a two sentence "personality" section, multiple dead links, and so forth. This is going to be a fail unless you want me to go though how to proceed with this article for a chance to pass GA in the future. Secret account 03:12, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

In that case, I request to withdraw to make improvements without a GAR hanging over my head. Too much work is needed still. Sorry. Sportsguy17 (TC) 01:53, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Manny being Manny[edit]

Hey guys,

So I think the Personality section would be good if it focused primarily on "Manny being Manny", which it is intended to. However, I'm stuck on what to include, so if any baseball editor could help me out, that would be great. I'm pinging, Go Phightins! and EricEnfermero for help, but any suggestions from anyone are welcomed. Thanks, Sportsguy17 (TC) 03:34, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

No strong opinion, but I'd favor keeping that type of material under the Personal life section, as I think that WP:CRITS is a consideration. Much of the current personal life stuff is redundant to the early life info. EricEnfermero (Talk) 03:54, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
EricEnfermero I agree. I think the Personal Life and Personality sections should be merged. My biggest issue was the "Manny being Manny" moments. There are so many of them, but I'm just not sure which moments to include (i.e I'm not sure which moments would be considered notable and which ones wouldn't). Sportsguy17 (TC) 04:17, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
That stuff was originally in the article and was removed (see discussions above)... primarily because it just became a section of loosely associated trivia.. I don't know if its necessary to add a bunch of that stuff to the article. Spanneraol (talk) 04:42, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
I tend to concur with that. Plus, the references I've provided offer plenty of "Manny being Manny" moments. Thanks for the opinions all. Sportsguy17 (TC) 04:44, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Manny Ramirez/GA2. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: EricEnfermero (talk · contribs) 02:38, 16 June 2015 (UTC)


I'll be glad to take a look at this. I notice that SG17 has been away from WP for an extended period and I don't know if he plans to return. With that in mind, I'll leave some initial feedback. If anyone responds to it in the next few days, we'll continue the review. If not, we can close the review until there is an active nominator. EricEnfermero (Talk) 02:38, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Initial checks[edit]

  • In the GA Toolbox, Dablinks shows no problems, but Checklinks highlights several URLs that are dead or that may have changed.
  • There are lots of images, but there are no copyright status issues or caption problems that I detect.
  • I noticed at least one issue with close paraphrasing - the third sentence of the Early Life section.
  • I checked the rest of the Jockbio citations and found another issue: The part about the 1994 season makes it sound like Cleveland's season ended prematurely, but there was a strike that year. May need to add another source to explain that.
  • In glancing through the article as a whole, I notice that there is inconsistent application of MOS:ACRO. In particular, the entry goes back and forth between American League and AL. AL is fine by itself after the first use of the full term.

Let's start there and see what response we get. If this feedback is addressed, we can move to a section-by-section look at the prose. Thanks, everyone, for a lot of work on the expansion of this entry. EricEnfermero (Talk) 04:26, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

EricEnfermero, thanks for taking up this review and good to see you again. I've been really busy in real life lately and haven't really had time to edit, but I heard via email that you had responded to the GAN, so I thought I'd take a look. I have exams today and tomorrow, so I'll address feedback this weekend. Good to see you again and thanks for taking up this review. Sportsguy17 (TC) 02:35, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
Good to see you as well. No hurry here. I will be on vacation in Mexico starting Friday, but I will return by the middle of next week. EricEnfermero (Talk) 03:04, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
Will make the appropriate changes this weekend. Sportsguy17 (TC) 12:43, 3 July 2015 (UTC)