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"Manny being Manny."
We've all heard the phrase and instantly recognized its subject.
Manny Ramirez abruptly opted for retirement rather than face new allegations that he was using performance-enhancing drugs in early 2011.
During his 18-year career, especially beginning with his tenure with the Boston Red Sox in 2001, Ramirez became well known for his on-field and off-field antics.
Ramirez led the "Band of Idiots" that broke the Curse of the Bambino in 2004 as the Red Sox won their first World Series title in 86 years.
Among his numerous antics, Ramirez was witnessed walking into Fenway Park's Green Monster during a game in which he was playing left field for the Red Sox.
It was reported that during a pitching change, Ramirez walked into the famed structure and was seen talking on a cell phone.
Ramirez is perhaps most well-known for the long dreadlocks he grew out beginning around 2005. The dreads grew down to his waist and illustrated the wackiness that is "Manny being Manny."