In game five of the ALCS, Manny Ramirez didn’t slide on an obvious sliding situation in the first inning and then argued a ball that went off the wall instead of taking second base. Are these things just Manny being Manny or are they a disgrace to the game?

On a side note, I’ve been meaning to mention it, but the following players have become free agents under the minor league free agent rules.

  • Federico Baez, RHP
  • Cory Bailey, RHP
  • Gary Cates, INF
  • Robinson Chirinos, INF
  • Jorge Cortes, OF
  • Koyie Hill, C
  • Ben Howard, RHP
  • Geoff Jones, LHP
  • Josh Kroeger, OF
  • John Nelson, INF
  • Mike Nannini, RHP
  • Mike Mahoney, C
  • Ryan O’Malley, LHP
  • Carlos Rojas, INF
  • Ismael Salas, INF
  • Les Walrond, LHP
  • John Webb, RHP
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