Friday, March 06, 2009

Tick Tock

Mrs. Orel clocks in on the Manny signing:

"We love Manny Ramirez. And we want Manny back, but we feel we are negotiating against ourselves. When his agent finds those 'serious offers' from other clubs, we'll be happy to restart the negotiations."
—Frank McCourt

But wherefore do not you a mightier way
Make war upon this bloody tyrant Time?
Sonnet #16

"I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before."

—Barack Obama

O time, thou must untangle this, not I,
It is too hard a knot for me to t' untie.
Viola, Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene II

Boras said he looked forward to fielding "serious offers" from other clubs once the Dodgers' exclusive negotiating window with Ramirez closed.
—Dylan Hernandez, LA Times

So now I have confess'd that he is thine,
And I myself am mortgag'd to thy will....
Sonnet #134

Colletti said Tuesday that the Dodgers remain interested in Ramirez and haven't set any deadlines for signing him, "but that doesn't mean we're not going to have a deadline," he said. "These situations can change in an instant, and anybody can change them in an instant."
—Jayson Stark,

If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well
It were done quickly.
Macbeth, Macbeth, Act I, Scene VII

Four months after rejecting a similar offer because he thought he was worth more, Ramirez agreed to a deal today that should make him not only richer but wiser.
—Bill Plaschke, LA Times

If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains beguil'd...
Sonnet #59

"I'm baaaaack!"
—Manny Ramirez

Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness,
Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport;
Both grace and faults are lov'd of more and less....
Sonnet #96

"Throughout his free agency, Manny directed me to pursue a deal with the Dodgers, and in the final moments it was clear both sides wanted to complete the process."

—Scott Boras

You shall be king.
Banquo, Macbeth, Act I, Scene III

"When is Opening Day?"
—Mrs. Orel

As call it winter, which being full of care,
Make summer's welcome thrice more wish'd, more rare.
Sonnet #56


Unknown said...

You clever puss, you.

Love the Bill Shakespeare putting it all in perspective.

I heard MR realized the economy was in the dumper and before it got worse, decided to take the pitiful 45 mil.
This should be his life's worst problem.

Rob said...