Manny Being Manny Returns To Fenway

BOSTON (AP) – The dreadlocks are a little longer. The pants are

a little baggier. The uniform number is a lot bigger than when

Manny Ramirez played for the Red Sox.

Returning to Fenway Park for the first time since he was sent to

Los Angeles at the 2008 trading deadline, the quirky slugger

exchanged hugs with David Ortiz and other members of his former

team before the Dodgers played the Red Sox on Friday night.

Ramirez was in the lineup at designated hitter, and Dodgers

manager Joe Torre said he expected to keep him there for the

three-game series.

Ramirez walked past a crowd of waiting reporters without

stopping in the clubhouse before batting practice.


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