Manny Ramirez returns to the Boston Red Sox, three days earlier than expected. Ramirez was sporting a new hairstyle and to signify his allegiance to the Red Sox, he actually had Red Sox colors on his dreadlocks.
Yep, there were red spots on his head, making it look like he got his head hit by a damn baseball bat or something.
The Boston Red Sox slugger showed up at the team’s spring training facility emerging from the training area of the Sox clubhouse. He walked over to his locker, shooed away reporters, and sat down.
Though he is the last Red Sox player to report before the new MLB Baseball season starts, Ramirez’ arrival still came as a bit of a surprise. He had been given permission to report late to camp due to his mother’s health issues.
”(The Red Sox) extended him the opportunity to stay with his mother who had surgery this offseason,” said Greg Genske, one of Ramirez’ agents. ”Out of respect for his family, I’m not going to comment on his family’s health.”
”I do know that she had very, very serious medical issues this offseason and that is why Manny is reporting when he is.”
”It was important for both Manny and me that he get to spring training as early as he could given his family situation. That’s why he came today, because he was prepared to come today so he came just as soon as he was able.”
Manny Ramirez, now with a fuller beard compared to his previous seasons with the Boston Red Sox, were in his usual jovial self. He was sporting his usual Florida Gators shorts and a black workout shirt. Of course, only time will tell if he’ll have his usual batting prowess when the new MLB Baseball season kicks off.
Ramirez’ absence had taken on another life when reports surfaced that he was scheduled to appear at a car auction in New Jersey.
”I have no idea what the deal was with the auto show,” his agent said. ”I do know Manny never had any intention of being there.”
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