Red Sox just fine with 'Jason Being Jason'

Originally Published: October 9, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Life sure is simpler with Manny Ramirez gone. The Green Monster will no longer be treated like a Mass. Pike rest stop. Pine-tar helmet gunk has been purged from the dugout. And of course, any day that passes without the phrase "Manny being Manny" being uttered is a good day.

Jason Bay, Boston's new left fielder, is the quintessential low-maintenance guy. He runs out every ground ball as if it matters, is more comfortable as a cog than as a squeaky wheel, and seems ...

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