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Old March 18, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Default Manny tries out Cricket

Some of you baseball fans might enjoy this one (thats you and you alone cricman). Manny Ramirez of the Dodgers (formerly of the Red Sox) tries his hand at cricket. It was all done to promote DirecTv's international cricket broadcasts. Shawn Marsh of Australia was there too...

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GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - Decked out in a chinstrapped red helmet, padded gloves and pillowy shinguards, Manny Ramirez watched from the side as a bowler warmed up.

After the first ball kicked up dust and rocketed past him, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger turned and wondered about his safety. But it wasn't long before one of the most feared hitters in baseball felt secure enough to step in and take a few swings with a cricket bat.

"Let me see a fast one," Ramirez shouted to the bowler, Souvir Bhuta, who fired a hard one-hopper.

"Very good," Ramirez said. "I'm going to talk to Frank (McCourt, the Dodgers' owner). Maybe we could sign you. We need some pitching."
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9...icket?MSNHPHMA
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Old March 18, 2009, 09:32 PM
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No future. Look at how he holds the bat! Manny being Manny..
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Old March 18, 2009, 09:37 PM
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funny.Reminds me teaching 2 of my friends how to hold a bat correctly.
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Old March 18, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Some of his antics are funny as hell. If he plays cricket he would be a horrible fielder.
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Old March 18, 2009, 11:10 PM
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And still better than Ashraful....
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Old March 19, 2009, 12:09 AM
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And still better than Ashraful....
NO!
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Old March 19, 2009, 08:43 AM
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NO!
These are real professional athletes. Do not underestimate their motivation. If he wants to in couple of years he can become one of terror for T20 cricket. But the money they would pay would be chump change to him so no motivation.
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Old March 25, 2009, 08:57 PM
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Good lord look at that technique! He'll die playing against school kids.
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Old March 25, 2009, 10:37 PM
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i wonder what Big Papi would do with a cricket bat..
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Old March 25, 2009, 11:09 PM
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he's got that symonds swagga....
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Old March 25, 2009, 11:55 PM
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lets hire him for BD.......he can hit 500m 6!
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Old March 26, 2009, 03:28 PM
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i think hes holding the bat wrong lol
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Old March 26, 2009, 10:33 PM
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These are real professional athletes. Do not underestimate their motivation. If he wants to in couple of years he can become one of terror for T20 cricket. But the money they would pay would be chump change to him so no motivation.
best post so far...i was even planning to quote it in my sig
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Yes, he would be a horrible fielder.
And this guy has been playing baseball all his life so he could never get into the proper cricket batting stance or hold the bat proper.
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