Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Five Stages of Being Awesome, by Manny Ramirez

1. With 1 out and runners on first and second, make improbable full stretch running catch:

2. Immediately following catch, leap over outfield wall in order to high five Red Sox fan attending game in Baltimore:

3. Remember the play is still live, throw ball into infield:

4. Double off runner at first base, ending inning:

5. Commence disco with teammate Jon Van Every, who has been called up that very day and now has a fantastic anecdote for his grandkids:

Awesome. It's the play of the year, and we're not even to Memorial Day yet.