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Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

Posted on: February 25, 2012 4:14 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2012 6:13 pm
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PHOENIX -- Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson was not joking when he fired off this tweet Friday evening: "Manny just asked if I was the video coordinator ... our relationship can only go up from here."

Anderson was dead serious ... and the result was gut-bustingly funny.

Starter Dallas Braden, between belly laughs, confirmed the exchange between Anderson and Manny Ramirez on Saturday morning.

"I was in the room when Manny asked Brett if he could get him some video," Braden said. "I died laughing."

Braden thought it was so funny that he ran toward the clubhouse to tell the rest of the Athletics, taking a short cut through the trainer's room so he could break the news. But he said Anderson still beat him to it.

"It was funny," Braden said. "It was hilarious. You always wonder when you get a new teammate what the interaction will be.

"Not only is Brett Anderson a pretty decent left-handed pitcher, now he's Manny's video guy."

Anderson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected to rejoin Oakland's rotation before August, is 21-23 with a 3.66 ERA in 62 career starts.

"We left a baseball card of Brett in Manny's locker today," Braden said. "To remind him that while Brett may be queuing up video for Manny, he'll also be pitching every fifth day."

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Comments

Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

Evidentally you havent been paying attention. Anderson is in the BEST shape he has ever been in.




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

Might as well start the laughter b/c the A`s & Manny are gonna stink again.  In Manny`s defense Brett isn`t exactly looking in game shape. What can Billy Beane add next? Vlad, Damon??  Can anyone name the other pitchers on that roster?  Dreadful.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:30 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

Might as well start the laughter b/c the A`s & Manny are gonna stink again.  In Manny`s defense Brett isn`t exactly looking in game shape. What can Billy Beane add next? Vlad, Damon??  Can anyone name the other pitchers on that roster?  Dreadful.



Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:14 am
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

This is the smallest mistake that Manny will make this season. After his 50-game suspension is over he will probably be a bust. You don't really expect that he will be working to keep himself in shape during those 50 games, do you? Once he comes back (if he doesn't quit along the way) he won't give them much and then he'll be gone, never to be heard of or seen again. The only place he will ask for video is in the rental shop.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:13 am
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

I can't wait for baseball season to start after his 50 games are up! Going to watch the burning and crashing A's!



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:43 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

important question here: why the F was Anderson called a reliever in the link to this article?



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 9:07 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

The first 50 games for sure!!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

lumpoco, who is this 'Wyatt Earp' of whom you write? (Signs that you are slipping into the latter stages of syphilis may include the repeated introduction of non sequiturs into one's conversations, adding to one's interpersonal difficulties attendant to one's constant irritablity. How sad, but at least we can all say that we knew lumpoco when he was truly a fearsome troll.)



Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:31 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

were you trying to be sarcastic (about Halladay's nickname) or was that YOUR poor attempt at humor? 



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:17 pm
 

Manny to Oakland pitcher: "Get me some video?"

Who's Roy Halladay? and why do they call him "Doc" when he is neither a certified physician, earned a doctorate degree or has a mustache? Halladay is not a good hitting pitcher. You would have been better served if you had actually named a good hitting pitcher. Your attempts at humor has failed...much like the rest of your life.

Manny was not reqiesting video of him....he was requesting video of pitchers. After all Ramierz is a hitter.

Dude...wake up! You got pawned! 


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