From T.J. Simers, who had the long interview with Manny Ramirez last weekend that has caused so much anguish among the sports media here in Boston: (Though they’re all just probably ticked off that this guy got more from Manny then all of them managed to get from him in his eight years here in Boston.)
GOT WORD a sports columnist from Boston didn’t like reading what Ramirez had to say Sunday on Page 2. So I checked the Boston Globe, found nothing — only to learn it was some guy from a shopper ripping Ramirez, and Page 2 as well.
Gerry Callahan, writing in something called the Boston Herald, initially referred to me as T.J. Simers-Boras, linking me to agent Scott Boras, who will probably sue now.
Callahan wrote that Ramirez had “revealed at last his problems with Boston” to the “strangely sycophantic Simers.”
Jeff Kent has called me a lot of names, but with words I understand. I had to call the daughter who went to Notre Dame to find out the meaning of sycophantic. I presume she called a friend who went to USC.
From what I gather, I’m a “yes man, flunky, fawner and flatterer,” as I’m sure so many athletes in L.A. would also tell you.
The guy who writes for the shopper was really peeved and upset with what Ramirez had to say, oddly enough proving Ramirez’s point that the folks who write in Boston really need to get a life.
We’ll await Callahan’s rebuttal…