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In an interview Wednesday on Boston radio station WEEI-AM, injured Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling took Manny Ramirez to task, saying his former teammate's "level of disrespect to teammates and people was unfathomable."
"The guy got to dress in a locker away from the team for seven years," Schilling said. "And then [when] he's on this crusade to get out of here, all of a sudden he's in the locker room every day, voicing his displeasure without even having to play the game that night."
Manny's behavior was hardest on Red Sox manager Terry Francona, Schilling said.
"Nothing makes a guy that respects the game and respects human beings like Terry Francona feel worse than looking at a guy and saying, 'Go ahead, [mess] with me, [mess] with your teammates, I'll put you in the lineup,' and then turn around to a guy who's there every day early working his [butt] off who gets 110 at-bats a year and saying, 'You know what? Yeah, I can't put you in there tonight,' " Schilling said.
|Manny Ramirez is batting .400 with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs in 44 games since joining the Dodgers.|
--Joe Torre on Manny Ramirez