Oh, to have been a fly on the wall for the negotiations of Manny Ramirez’s new contract with the Japanese independent league Kochi Island Fighting Dogs, which reportedly grants optional practices, a chauffeured Mercedes, a private hotel suite for road games, a jersey that says “Manny” on the back, and, most…
Manny Ramirez, who is now 44 years old, clearly can’t quit baseball. Last I knew, Manny was some sort of “coach” for the Chicago Cubs and was riding the waves of his first year on the Hall of Fame ballot.
Pedro Martinez’s excellent-sounding book is full of Manny Ramirez stories, like the time the Red Sox slugger took fashion advice from “the three little midgets in [his] head.” And yet, some gems didn’t make it into the book, like the time Ramirez spiked the clubhouse booze with Viagra.
Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch reportedly told DEA agents that agent Scott Boras discussed falsifying medical records and came up with a cover story to explain away client Manny Ramirez's 2009 failed drug test. That cover story? Mistaking testosterone cream for aftershave lotion, which is totally a thing that happens.
The grand Manny Ramirez experiment has come to an end. After three months as player-instructor for the triple-A Iowa Cubs, Ramirez's season ended on Friday with a knee injury. The 42-year-old was rarely healthy and can't really hit anymore, but Ramirez's minor-league stint went a long way toward showing that there's a…
The Boston Red Sox held a 10th-anniversary reunion for players from the 2004 championship team before tonight's game. New Iowa Cubs player-coach Manny Ramirez tossed out the first pitch, until Johnny Damon came out of nowhere to snag it for justice, ten years later.
The Chicago Cubs have hired Manny Ramirez as a player-coach for their Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs. Yes, really.
The Rangers have released Manny Ramirez. In 30 games at AAA Round Rock, he was batting .259 with 3 HR and 13 RBI.
"He’s just like a child. This guy hit 555 homers in the major leagues, and he’s coming here trying to learn from kids about how they swing. I’m like, what? Are you fucking kidding me?" A look at how Taiwan remade Manny Ramirez. [BuzzFeeᴅ]
Having a former Taiwanese baseball star like Manny Ramirez as a teammate must be pretty cool for all involved with the Triple-A Round Rock Express. That said, now that he's barnstorming it back in the states, Manny's gonna get noticed, especially whenever he wears his usual getup. Good thing his fellow Expressers…
Manny Ramirez homered last night for the Round Rock Express, the Rangers' AAA club. It's his first since coming stateside after conquering Taiwan. It was nowhere near as fun as any of his EDA Rhinos dingers.
Manny Ramirez, the guy from all those cool Taiwanese home-run videos (he also once played major-league baseball), has signed a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers. He will report to Triple-A Round Rock. He is 41 years old; he made his big-league debut nearly 20 years ago; he hasn't appeared in a big-league game…
After three months as the single most popular person in Taiwan, Manny Ramirez will leave the EDA Rhinos by week's end. Weep not, Manny fans, because he's probably headed for the greener, more lucrative pastures of Japan.
Drink it in. This is history.
After being unable to find a job literally anywhere else, Manny Ramirez made his debut yesterday for the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan's top league. The fans were enthusiastic, and slightly confused.
The Bosch name sounds familiar because Anthony's father, Pedro—an actual doctor—is the man who prescribed Manny Ramirez the female fertility drug human chorionic gonadotropin in 2009. Anthony—who is not a doctor, despite his claims—is now being investigated by both federal and state law enforcement to determine his…