Wednesday May 6th, 2015

Just when you think you have heard every crazy Manny Ramirez story possible, a new contender for craziest comes along.

Retired Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez stopped by the The Late Show on Tuesday night to talk about his new bookPEDRO, and the topic turned to the always fascinating Ramirez and the pitcher had plenty of stories to tell.

Martinez talks about the outfielder's penchant for sharing hot tubs, and falling asleep in other people's beds, but the real gem is about the team's 2004 World Series run.

The incoming Hall of Famer talks about how Manny whipped up a pregame drink for the team that consisted of Mama Juana, a Dominican herbal drink consisting of roots and spices along with honey red wine and gin, along with a special Ramirez addition of 300 mg of Viagra.

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The book seems to be filled with fascinating anecdotes, like Martinez's claim that he was made to pitch through injury with the Mets, and stories of Ramirez stealing his teammates's clothes to appease the men inside his head.

Brendan Maloy

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