Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last Thursday. ESPN agency Ground Zero quickly sprang into action, and by lunchtime Friday, “nearly every Laundromat in Los Angeles county had at least one ‘Lost Red Sock.’ ” Even the Encino Quickie Wash? The agency’s interns must have loved tooling around all day, dropping off socks, pocketing fabric softener. More important: I haven’t heard back from the Sox about me being their new Wally mascot. Maybe I’ll leave furry green leggings in laundromats around Boston with the note: “Hey, Sox, make me Wally!” It wouldn’t be much dumber than most of the stuff Manny said and did during his stay in Boston. And if I were to own furry green leggings, it’s my business. You wash them on delicate. I would guess. Go Yanks!
—Posted by David Gianatasio