“Never fuck with a winning streak.” – Crash Davis, from the movie “Bull Durham.”
“Get on Torre. Don’t blame me.” – Manny Ramirez, explaining who’s to blame for his recent slump.
As the LA Times’ T.J. Simers explains, “The Dodgers were playing like a powerhouse after Ramirez’s arrival — until the Dodgers’ hair-challenged manager insisted on Samson cutting his dreadlocks, Ramirez complying and hitting .250 ever since, the Dodgers going 4-7 in that time.”
In addition to his reduced batting average, Ramirez has 5 RBI and 1 home run over that period.
The Dodgers just lost four in a row to the Phillies, a team they beat four times in a row prior to Manny’s haircut. They’ve fallen one game below .500. and three games behind the Diamondbacks.
Come on, Joe. Don’t you know? Never fuck with a winning streak.