Sacramento Bee columnist dropped on his head as a baby

Sacramento Bee columnist Marco Breton is an idiot: in his latest column, he states that Sacramento King forward Ron Artest had to be traded, but the Boston Red Sox are idiots for trading Manny Ramirez. I’m not going to comment on Breton’s argument about Artest, but he is off his rocker about Ramirez.

Referring to Ramirez, Breton had this to say:

All Ramírez said was that the Red Sox – who have paid him a fortune – “don’t deserve” him. And he dogged it in a few games.

That is not all Ramirez said and did. He has also been insubordinate on multiple occasions, assaulted team employee(s) and apparently dogged it in critical situations, such as when he struck out looking on three pitches against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Any other person doing these types of things would be fired immediately.

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Big name baseball players traded today – wow!

Wow! Both Manny Ramirez and Ken Griffey Jr. were traded today. Ramirez has hit 510 home runs in his career, and Griffey has hit 608. I am assuming that this is the first time in history that 2 players with over 500 home runs have been traded on the same day.

The Red Sox had absolutely no choice but to get rid of Manny. His “Manny being Manny” act has gotten tiresome over the years and his outright insubordination, assaulting team employees, and loafing in the field were totally unexcusable for someone making mimimum wage, let alone $20 million this year. The Red Sox did get a pretty good replacement in Jason Bay.

Griffey wasn’t going to help the Reds any, so they did well to trade him. However, I’m not sure at this point how he is really going to help the White Sox, as he is not clearly better than any of their current outfielders or designated hitter/first basemen.

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