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This Is Not Manny Ramirez

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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.

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The gent on the sign is Johnny Cueto, another smiley Dominican-born player with dreadlocks. Close enough? It's a forgivable mistake, if only because the Taiwanese fans were really, really, really excited to see Manny be Manny. Busted Coverage has a rundown of the circus.

Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Here's his very first CPBL at-bat, a liner through the left side. Naturally, the ball was taken out of play and saved for posterity.

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