Well, yup: he says he was meditating:
It is his new passion for his down time, and he had some of that on Wednesday. So when asked if he needed a presidential remark to feel important, he said he did not.So there you have it folks, Manny Ramirez was not watching his fellow teammates being congratulated by George Bush when he didn't make the trip, he was achieving inner peace and maybe reading some books. And nothing about that really seems out of the ordinary.
"I was doing meditation in my house, so I feel more important," Ramirez said. "That's what I do now. In my time off, I read books and I meditate. That's what I do."