It’s Not A Grill, But Some Lucky Fan Landed Some Choice Manny Ramirez Property
Of course, the grill I am referring to above is the one Manny, in a “Manny Being Manny” moment, unloaded on eBay in 2007 when he was still playing for the Boston Red Sox (photo below and the offer: “Hi, I’m Manny Ramirez. I bought this AMAZING grill for about $4,000 and I used it once. … but I never have the time to use it because I am always on the road. I would love to sell it and you will get an autographed ball signed by me. Enjoy it, Manny Ramirez.”).
While a grill would certainly have been nice – and I’m still pissed I didn’t bid on that bad boy – Manny’s 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 was put up for sale after the ballplayer donated it to the third annual ThinkCure! event. The automobile sold for $50,100 in an online auction, with the proceeds split between ThinkCure!, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the charity Maryvale, which is “a placement home for girls formerly known as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum.”
While Manny is indeed a goofball, we should give the guy credit for donating the car to raise much needed funds for a couple of local L.A. charities. Nevertheless, the news reminded me about missing out on that damn grill. I mean, look at it.
Manny auctions his Porsche for charity [MLB.com]
Ramirez puts grill up for sale [MLB.com]