I am devastated! It's a sad day for the members of the Red Sox and the Nation. Manny, our dear sweet dreadlocked boy, is going to Hollywood to play for the Dodgers. What?! How could he? Could he get any further away from us? Now, Manny is temperamental and such, but he is a class~act ballplayer and we are going to be very sorry we did not pay him more to stay. I guess that all good things must come to an end~but this is one end I really did not see coming. And judging from the amount of press and other blogs I have read today, neither did a lot of other people. Every year for the past 5, he has talked and talked but never walked. To quote an infamous Boston phrase...it was "Manny being Manny". It appears however, that he meant it this time, and now. He cleaned out his locker today, and will not play anymore this season. Was it the money, Manny? The management? You had all the glory you could handle. Guess it wasn't enough. We didn't even have a chance to see jersey #24 retired. Godspeed Manny. We will miss you.