Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Can you see the bicycle in this shot? That's right, they don't allow bicycles in Fenway Park. David Ortiz is at bat. I took Mrs. Wheelie to see the Sox play the Brewers recently for her birthday. She took these pictures, and I wanted to share them because there are some good shots. The good guys won 11-7. It was a great game. Below is Manny Ramirez. Shadowy mystery arm holding a bag of nuts is really excited for Manny to hit one out.
I wondered for a moment, do baseball players ride bicycles? What kind of bike would a ball player ride if he did? Definitely not a super light racing bike - too fast and too delicate. Maybe a cruiser - something easy for the off-season? Perhaps a mountain bike...bingo! It turns out that slugger Manny Ramirez was moving out of his Ritz apartment and looking for more space in the suburbs. The photo below from the news story from 2006 shows some of his stuff that took up space. Apparently he rides a nice Specialized S-Works mountain bike. It looks pretty clean, so maybe he's not riding much. That's a good thing because he should be focused on playing baseball.