Every night at 8 p.m. on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann awards his daily pick for "Worst Person in the World." Some contenders are lucky — or unlucky —enough to be nominated more than once.
The bronze goes to the endless pageant that is outfielder Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox.
The team gave him his annual permission to show up for Spring Training several days past the official reporting deadline.
It said Ramirez had to attend to family reasons. However, according to promoters of a vintage car auction in Atlantic City this Saturday, what he has to attend to is a vintage car auction in Atlantic City this Saturday. Well, if he's bringing his family...
Our runner-up tonight: Gaetano Sivieri of Milano in Italy. The 63-year old man had been cashing his father's pension checks for just over two years... he'd accumulated about 105-thousand bucks in that span. Problem was, Mr. Sivieri Senior died two years ago.
And Mr. Sivieri was keeping his body hidden in a freezer. OK -- say it with me now -- he was a pop-sicle.
But our winners: Sarah Chambers, President of the Young Republicans Club at New York University, right here in Big Town. And the media... and the protestors.
Twelve members of the Young Republicans decided to stage a "Find The Illegal Immigrant Contest" today. Somebody would pretend to be one, and hide...
Those wanting to "play the game" would show up, sign in, pretend to be Immigration Agents and try to find the "immigrant." By one estimate, 200 protestors showed up, to say nothing of a few dozen reporters. And the NYU Young Republicans? Twelve of them showed up to man the sign-in stand. One person actually signed up to play the game.
Sarah Chambers, President of the Young Republicans Club at New York University, today's Worst -- though she gotta a lot of help from the protestors and the media -- Person In The World!