We gave it a C-
The Game Plan: Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball’s Most Enigmatic Slugger by Jean Rhodes and Shawn Boburg, an authorized biography, delivers what the Dodgers’ hitting savant needs most: Rhodes, a professional psychologist.
Dugout Gossip: Ramirez, obsessed with shopping, weighs the caliber of a city’s malls when making career decisions.
The Payoff Pitch: Friends and family dissect Ramirez’s antisocial tendencies, but the book is lazy when discussing actual baseball. C?