Manny Ramirez is arguably the most confounding player in MLB history. He was simultaneously one of the most prolific hitters and airheaded fielders of all time. Boston Red Sox fans affectionately called this phenomenon “Manny being Manny.”
After multiple drug suspensions the 40-year-old outfielder has found himself playing for $25,000 a month for the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan.
Thankfully moving to the other side of the world hasn’t stopped Manny from being Manny.
So far Ramirez has been an ideal veteran addition to the Rhinos, especially when it comes to demonstrating base-running fundamentals.
Watch as the rival shortstop is pulled over 5 feet off the second base bag.
Now watch as Manny comically begins his slide about 15-20 feet too early.
Ladies and gentlemen, the textbook way to break up the double play.
h/t Tom Ley at Deadspin.