Found July 07, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
As a Boston Red Sox fan I have to say Manny Ramirez had some very clutch moments in his time in Boston. 2004 was a special year for Red Sox fans and Manny was very instrumental that year to help Boston reverse the curse. When talk of steroids and PED’s circled around his name the Red Sox front office was looking to part ways with Manny. Ramirez moved to Los Angeles to play with the Dodgers and then played a handful of games in Tampa Bay. Ramirez retired before he was going to receive a 100-game suspension for a second positive steroids test. He looked to come back last year and Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed he would serve a 50-game suspension. Manny did play for the minors for Oakland in 2012 and then asked for his release in June. Now he is looking to make another comeback with the Texas Rangers. Tonight he played for the Rangers Triple-A team the Round Rock Express. He was in the lineup as a designated hitter. When the media asked Manny what he expected in his return he said, “I can do it. I’ve been thinking about this day almost for a week. I’m just like a little kid going back and playing the game that I love.” Ramirez did show that he still had it as he hit an opposite-field single in his first at-bat. The Rangers just placed designated hitter Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with an injury. This could possibly mean that Manny could be called up to the bigs, but he is not focused on that as of yet. “I really haven’t thought about it,” Ramirez said. “I’m just going day by day and start all over again and get some pitches to hit. i don’t even think about it. I just go out there and practice and try to have fun and enjoy it. I have to get used to the pitching here. I don’t have anything to lose and everything to gain. I’m happy.” What seems to be even bigger news than Manny possibly coming back to the Major Leagues is that Manny cut off his dreads. A few pics are on Twitter of Manny getting his hair cut. This seems just like another page from the Manny being Manny book. Still he does seem to be focused on making it back into the Majors and if all goes well we could see Manny in the Rangers lineup as the DH. One thing for sure is that Manny could help the Rangers sell more tickets.
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