Bill Plaschke: While Dodgers were losing, Manny was taking a shower
He was bathing.
While the Dodgers were taking on the brunt of postseason pressure in the ninth inning here Monday night, their star was taking a shower.
While his teammates were wilting under the spotlight, their leader was relaxing under the spray.
By the time the Dodgers had finished staining themselves with a ninth-inning collapse in a 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Ramirez was just scrubbing clean.
“I come out of the game early, I take a shower,” he said Tuesday, his feet propped up in front of his locker at Citizens Bank Park before an off-day workout....