The Seattle Times reports yet another Manny Being Manny moment, at a time when we seem to be getting even more of them than usual.
Seems that Boston slugger Manny Ramirez was leaving the ballpark, with headphones on trying to look inconspicuous and quickly get away from the crowds still leaving the stadium. He started to cross South Royal Brougham Way, against the signals of a traffic cop who was directing pedestrians. The police officer demanded that Ramirez open his wallet and show identification. He warned him that he could face a $500 fine and possible arrest for disobeying a police officer.
The Times reports that the policeman apparently had no idea who the dreadlocked outfielder was. He let Manny go with a lecture, but no ticket, The Times reports.