I really do like Manny, warts and all, he was a bit of irreverent fresh air in the stiff facade of professional sports......but I still don't like it that he got Dewey's number. If you will, Evans was the Bergeron of the Red Sox. He was a craftsman. He was more than adequate offensively and he did what he did best very well, very professionally and was excellent at the nuances of the game that don't show up on the stat sheets. There was and is to this day NOBODY who could play the Fenway right field like him....and he maintained that excellence for nearly two decades.
ITs a shame he never got a ring.. The man is and always will be a class act. I've heard so many stories about him, none being bad.