The King Of Pop

SmoothcriminalSomething tells me that if"Smooth Criminal" Michael Jackson wrote a song about enigmatic Red
Sox slugger Manny Ramirez, the refrain would go something like, ?Manny are you
OK? So, Manny are you OK? Are you OK, Manny? Manny are you OK? So, Manny are
you OK? Are you OK, Manny?? …

His quirkiness notwithstanding, with 30 or more homers and 100-plus RBIs in 10 of his first 11 full big-league seasons, Manny — not MJ — is the real "King of Pop." ? 

Shortstop Ramon Martinez is
the first Dodgers player named Ramon Martinez since — you guessed it — Ramon
Martinez, who anchored LA?s pitching staff in the early ?90s. ?
 

RamonmartinezWhy do they always say ?paid
attendance?? Other than the players, who isn?t paying? Are random people
getting in for free? Or is this just a way of ?admitting? that a few people
snuck in? And if everyone really is paying — which I think they are — why
qualify it? …

If a walk?s as good as a
hit, is a walk and a steal as good as a double? And is a double and a steal as
good as a triple? What about a double steal? How good is that? Beyond the
confusion, at least we can all agree that a walk?s as good as a hit — a base
hit, that is.

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