Tim McCarver, who’ll be doing the NLCS series for Fox with Joe Buck starting tomorrow, was asked by a Philly Inquirer writer (linked here) about his opinion on the Dodgers’ Manny Ramirez.
McCarver, the former All-Star catcher, was his usual honest self.
“It’s extraordinary – the dichotomy between what he was in Boston and what he is in Los Angeles. I mean, talk about wearing out your welcome in a town, and it was a long welcome with the Red Sox. But some of the things he did were simply despicable, despicable – like not playing, refusing to play. Forgetting what knee to limp on. And now it’s washed, it’s gone.”
“Manny’s doing things that even Manny doesn’t do, [like] scoring on a double to right field from first base.”
You may remember that scene back in ’92, when the Atlanta Braves’ Deion Sanders took umbrage to something McCarver said about him during the CBS telecast and douced him with a bucket of ice water in the locker room.
“You’re a real man, Deion, a real man,” McCarver said.
McCarver must dread Manny now.
Although TheBigLead.com (linked here) mentions that McCarver, appearing on the Dan Patrick radio show this morning, doesn’t fear retribution.
“I’m not worried about that. You do your job and report what you report. I have no qualms, no fears about that. Thanks for your concern.”
You’re welcome. Now bring a change of clothes to Dodger Stadium for the weekend.