I don't think what our fans did today to Manny was fair at all. He didn't say nothing [about the booing], but it bothers you. Especially, this guy, man, he was here way before I got here and way before a lot of players got here. The guy leaves his heart and soul out there every day for our fans to be treating him bad like that. I don't care what kind of rumor we have out there. I don't care what people are saying. You've got to see everything from every single point, and the guy, he has done the job here. ...
We're here to represent this city, this ballclub, and if Manny's out of here, it's going to be hard on everybody. Simple as that. Manny's one of the best hitters in the game. How do you replace a guy like that? ... Let me tell you, he's a human being just like everyone else. You know what I mean? I'm telling you, he's got feelings, like everyone. I haven't seen the first player ever that in his hometown gets booed and it doesn't bother him at all. I haven't seen the first one. You tell me one.
July 30, 2005
David Ortiz Speaks
Hey Manny Booers: If David Ortiz decides to leave Boston when his contract is up after the 2007 season, remember that you helped shove him out the door.
by allan at 3:40 PM