Top 10 reasons ...
We'll be asking you for your top 10 lists all during the playoffs, and on the eve of Game 1 of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Angels we're kicking off with this question:
Name the top 10 reasons why Manny Ramirez should win the American League MVP over Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero. Be serious, funny, clever, or all three, if you can pull it off. Have fun!
Manny's got the better hair!!!!
he has more hr/ rbis
angel, paterson nj
Manny should win the AL MVP over Vlad Guerrero because he's got a better hair style
Because he looked funnier than any other candidate trying to catch a baseball.
Manny has been clutch all year. Think about it when the red sox were playing bad Manny and David kept them from losing...thats why
Max , Saco, ME
10) Manny is actually having FUN playing for the Red Sox year. 9) Manny is on a budget via Mickey D's getting a 'ride' fixed up for his 'Daddy'. 8) Manny is the MVP with all his great defensive plays this year. 7) Manny has guts by keeping pine tar smeared over the 'B' on his helmet' 6) Manny bypassed the 'Home Run Derby' and passed the torch to the 'Big O'. 5) Manny should get an Oscar for his diving catch during the A's series. 4) Manny's 'personal injury' count is WAY DOWN THIS YEAR. 3) After his baseball career is over, he could be a shoe salesman . 2) Manny's speed down the first base line has improved leaps and bounds this year. 1) Manny is out singlehandedly BREAK THE CURSE!!!!!!!!
Darrell , Wichita, Ks
10. Manny's ego is supported by offensive greatness. 9. You are 1 in the 1-2 offensive doubleslap with Ortiz. 8. Vladimir Guerrero is not a US citizen. 7. Manny is easy to cheer to, Vladimir or Vladi is not. 6. Manny is a US citizen. 5. Your defense recently is amazing. 4. Manny takes part in more charitable events! 3. You took that homerun away from Cairo! 2. You had two homeruns against Anaheim, back to back! 1. Yankee-slaughterer.
Devin, Bedford NH
Because Vlad could never start the longest relay in the history of baseball....
Jeff, Richmond, VA
10. Manny has more home runs. 9. Manny has more wild hair. 8. Manny seems to be the funnier of the two. 7. While Vladimir Guerrero is a great outfielder, Manny's role in left field has dramatically improved from last season. 6. Manny has become a team player, rather than a recluse (this is not to say Guerrero is a recluse, but he's not as exciting as Manny) 5. Manny has earned much a great amount of respect from Red Sox nation, which is certainly not easy. 4. Manny seems to be the epitomy of his teammates' individuality. Hair styles alone, Vladimir and the Angels are not as wild and distinctive. 3. Manny encourages and supports his teammates. He gave up his spot in the Home Run Derby to best friend, David Ortiz. Not many players are willing to do that. 2. Manny has stepped up to the plate and made the best of what he has after he was put on waivers last season. He could have become a miserable 'woe-is-me' player like some other Red Sox superstar a few remember (out of respect, I will not mention the former superstar's name; I still like him, but I was disappointed with what he did). Manny could have done just that. 1. I don't know what the exact definition of MVP is, however I am assuming it is defined as the player who best represents play on the field as well as off the field. Sorry Mr. Guerrero, but I don't think you've done that as much as Manny.
Rebecca, Providence, RI
Manny Ramirez had his best season in a Red Sox uniform with 43 home runs and 130 RBIs. His defensive abilities have shown marked improvement. If he were truly a "prima donna", as it is cliche to say, he would have spent the season pouting over the failed A-Rod trade. Instead he proved that he is A) a far greater asset to the team than Nomar (the loss more players seemed ready to mourn last winter) and B) dramatically upstaged the more costly A-Rod. People tend to confuse Manny's laid back demeaner with a poor work ethic even though the guy is amongst the first to show up for batting practice and spends considerable time working out to improve himself as a ball player. Manny's numbers show a consistency that is rare in the game. Guererro, by contrast, is a fantastic player, but his numbers do not put him on a level with Manny. The only thing that has robbed Manny of the title in the past seems to be his media persona, which seems to have nothing to do with the real player.
Steve, Attleboro, MA