Thursday, June 25, 2009

Richardson Denies Manny Statement

Gov. Bill Richardson was called a "sad sack" by The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder for allegedly saying it was a "fantastic day in New Mexico" in regard to Manny Ramirez playing with the Albuquerque Isotopes.

However a spokeswoman for the governor says Richardson never said such a thing.

From Alarie Ray-Garcia, responding to Ambinder:

Just wanted to point to you and Mr. Joshua Green that Governor Richardson never said having Manny Ramirez in Albuquerque was “a fantastic day for New Mexico.” I have no idea where the folks over at SportsCenter got their supposed comment from the Governor as he didn’t make one. You are right in that he did attend Tuesday night’s game, just as he tries to attend as many of the Isotopes’ home games as possible.