So it is what it is, but that doesn't make seeing Manny go any less poignant, especially to those of us who've not only defended but reveled in "Manny Being Manny" over the years.Update -- Re Reader No. 1's challenge below to Bert ("Here's a bet for Bert: at his Hall of Fame initiation ceremony, will Manny come out with an Indians cap under his Sox hat?”), Bert responds:
Do you think it’s such a toss up that you’re letting me pick what I want in the bet? It probably is.I've already lost a bet today. So no more. I'm also tired of Manny, Manny, Manny. ...
I think by the time the Hall of Fame comes for Manny they may not put hats on the players when they make the plaques. And I’m not sure Manny likes to wear a hat when he’s on the field, never mind when he’s attending a Hall of Fame ceremony. You also have to accept the premise that Manny won’t miss the ceremony because he’s made a mistake on (take your pick) the date, the time or the place.
But if forced to pick, I’ll bet Manny has another change of heart and goes in with a Boston cap. The World Series wins here are the most compelling to me.
Now another dilemma; do you want to bet $10 or a beer?