It’s exactly one week before Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States and here at Umpbump we’ve decided to mark the occasion with a series of Obamicons, which we created at Paste Magazine’s Obama.Me site.
Each day we’ll post a different Obamicon, featuring one of our favorite baseball personalities. Today, we’re featuring Manny Ramirez, who faked a knee injury in an attempt to pressure the Red Sox to trade him — all so he could become a free agent after the 2008 season, rather than wait two years and make $40MM in the meantime.
So far, Manny hasn’t found a team willing to sign a 36-year-old traitor with negative defensive value to a longterm contract. But he’ll get the big bucks eventually, right?