For everyone not on the team, "Manny Being Manny" was a catch phrase for his on-field antics, like high fiving a fan during a play. As it turns out, though, "Manny Being Manny" on the field had nothing on "Manny Being Manny" in the clubhouse. Take, for example, this now well-circulated excerpt from Pedro's upcoming autobiography, via SI.com:
Manny confounded everyone on the club. That was a big part of his appeal. Everything seemed out of place unless Manny was in la-la land, keeping us guessing what he would do next. How would he wear his hair? Why did he spray me with half a bottle of his cologne? Why did he ask me, "Hey, did you know there are men on their way to the moon right now?"
Once, he came up to my locker and put on my socks and my underwear and then went over to David Ortiz's locker and put on his undershirt. "Why are you doing that, Manny?" I asked.
"I don't know. Do you?"
"No, I really don't."
"Did you know I've got three little midgets working on me all the time in my head? Today they needed different clothes to wear."
When Pedro Martinez sat down with Seth Meyers as part of the media tour for said autobiography, there were, of course, Manny stories the Red Sox legend could share. And perhaps nothing can compare to what he and Pedro did to Ellis Burks: