You might have heard that Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez and first baseman Kevin Youkilis had a bit of a confrontation last night. Speculation on the cause of the squabble said Manny, being Manny, was to blame in one way or another.
Not so fast! A Red Sox source told ESPNdeportes.com that Manny and his other Red Sox teammates are growing frustrated with the Greek God of Walks apparent selfishness at the plate. They said:
"It all happened because Manny complained about Youkilis' habit of throwing bats, helmets and other objects in the dugout when he has a bad at-bat, something that has become a constant practice," the source said.Well, that was unexpected. I think a new nickname is completely called for at this time. The Sultan of Selfishness?
"Other players have told Youkilis in the past about the situation, which makes him look selfish and that he is more worried about each at-bat than about the team. If Boston is winning easily, there's no reason to throw objects all over the dugout because of a bad at-bat.
"There was a meeting where the team let Youkilis know that many of his teammates were tired of his explosive reactions for each bad plate appearance. It became very bothersome … more so when the team is winning and it's in first place. There's not much room for individualistic attitudes."