It's getting to the point where I'm starting to doubt the instances of Manny being Manny. They're too perfect, too calculated and cynical. No one can be that Manny. There's just no way.
Though I guess if anyone can, it's Manny. Manny Ramirez opened spring training by asking Brett Anderson if he was the team's video coordinator. And just a couple of days later, he tells CBS Sports this gem:
One year ago in the Rays' camp in Florida, I remind him, he playfully asked me to put in a good word for him. Then, a few weeks later, he tested positive.
Is that going to happen again?
"Only God knows," he says.
It was the softballiest of softballs. Are you going to do the stupid thing that got you in trouble in the first place? Simple question. Simple answer. For 99 percent of the world. Instead, Manny wasn't quite sure. God knows, of course. Text him and he'll probably confirm that Manny probably isn't going to test positive again. If everything works out.
It's not news -- it's a good read, though, that article -- but every Manny being Manny moment should receive some sort of award. We can't spring for that, so we'll just have to write a few words whenever it happens instead.