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Lofton, Ramirez Lost Rookie of the Year but Eclipsed Winners

In 1990, Sandy Alomar was named Rookie of the Year. He could have been the first of three Rookie of the Year winners in Cleveland over the next five years. Instead, he was followed by two Indians runners-up – both of whom went on to careers that eclipsed their years’ winners. Kenny Lofton was a September callup for the Houston Astros in 1991, but in that off-season, the Astros...
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Sosa would love to throw out first pitch at Cubs World Series

Sammy Sosa wholeheartedly endorsed an idea originally proposed by Chicago Cubs hitting consultant Manny Ramirez that he should throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field should his former team reach the World Series. Ramirez floated the concept of the Cubs great finally being welcomed back into the fold in such a bold manner before Tuesday’s series-clinching NLDS Game...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Manny spiked pregame shot with Viagra

The entertaining and outright outrageous anecdotes from Pedro Martinez are coming fast and furious courtesy of the upcoming release of his book, “PEDRO,” partly from excerpts culled from the book itself as well as the pitcher telling some truly unbelievable stories from his career as he promotes the co-written autobiography. The latest — and arguably...Read More The post Pedro...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez shares the best 'Manny Being Manny' story ever

Pedro Martinez has a book coming out, and if the excerpt is any indication, it’s going to be a treat. The 2015 Hall of Fame inductee is set to release his book, “PEDRO,” on May 5. The autobiography, written with the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman sure sounds like a must-read for all baseball fans but especially Boston Red Sox fans. An excerpt for the book was released...
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez still not ready to retire

Manny Ramirez still hasn’t made a full-fledged transition from player to coach. Ramirez, who served as a player-coach this season with the Chicago Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate, currently is playing in the Dominican Republic, his agent told’s Rob Bradford. The 42-year-old apparently isn’t ready to retire as a player just yet. Manny Ramirez' agent, Barry Praver...
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez hits monster homer in Cubs minors

When it was announced that Manny Ramirez was returning to baseball as a player-coach for the Iowa Cubs, you knew exactly what was going to happen next…every time the embattled slugger did anything of note, you’d hear about it from everyone. This is one of those times. On Wednesday the 42-year-old took part in some extended Spring Training for the Chicago Cubs Triple-A affiliate...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Crushes 450-Foot Home Run In First Game In Cubs System

Manny Ramirez might be a new man. But he apparently is the same daunting slugger. Ramirez, who recently was hired by the Chicago Cubs to be a player-coach for their Triple-A affiliate, saw his first game action Wednesday in Arizona as part of extended spring training. The 42-year-old marked the occasion by crushing a 450-foot home run, according to multiple reports. Ramirez, one...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez looking for another chance at an MLB contract

I used to be one of the world's biggest Manny Ramirez apologists.  Now...dude just needs to give it up. You guessed it, the embattled star is, again, looking for another chance at a Major League contract.  Again. “Manny will always be able to hit,” the 12-time All-Star's personal hitting coach David Segui said last month. “He loves to play, so it wouldn’t surprise me...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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