Monday, April 27, 2009

Bullpen Glue Speaks

I'm a fan of Dodgers bullpen catcher Rob Flippo. Why? A small act of kindness. And now, thanks to SoSG reader Monty, we can learn a little more about Flippo:

Seven Questions with Rob Flippo, Dodgers' Bullpen Catcher (LAist)

Here's an excerpt:

Do you have any "Manny being Manny" stories to share with us?
I'll just tell you this, he makes everyone feel like they're the important one. I don't know if I am explaining this properly, but this is Manny Ramirez - one of the premiere players in all of baseball, and he's talking to you as if you're the special one in the conversation. I don't know anything about what happened in Boston, all I know is what I've seen from him here with the Dodgers. You'll see him walk in and sit next to someone whose got a half-a-season in the big leagues, and just talk to him, give him a hug and hang out with him for 15-20 minutes. He doesn't care who you are, he'll give you this time because you're a teammate. I don't know about "Manny being Manny" to me he's just a guy whose carefree, laid back and absolutely loves to play the game of baseball.

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