// Manny Ramirez

Video: Johnny Damon Interrupts Manny Ramirez’s First Pitch

If you’re a Red Sox fan… or if you were in 2004 when they won it all, you probably couldn’t help but smile during the pre-game ceremonies at Fenway Park. The Red Sox brought out most of the cast of characters from that World Series-winning team, including a recovering Curt Schilling (he has been battling […]

Cubs Sign Manny Ramirez as Player / Coach

Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league deal. Ramirez, 42, will coach full-time and play part-time for Triple-A Iowa. “While Manny is not and will not be a fit on the Cubs major league roster, we do think at this stage of his life he’s a nice fit […]

A-Rod to the Red Sox: A Decade that Wasn’t

It’s December 2003, and the Red Sox have just completed a deal for Rangers superstar shortstop and reigning AL MVP, Alex Rodriguez. It looked like the Player’s Union would scrap the deal because Rodriguez had to alter his contract to come to Boston, but ultimately the deal was approved. In exchange for Rodriguez, the Red […]

What Braun’s Suspension Means For Other Players on Biogenesis List

A lot has happened in the MLB over the last 24 hours, and it could get even more interesting in the weeks to come. The fact that Ryan Braun went to the Major League Baseball to negotiate a deal in which he would be suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, is not going […]

Rangers sign 41-year-old Manny Ramirez

According to ESPN.COM, the Texas Rangers have signed 41-year-old slugger Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract. Ramirez was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock and will report Thursday, according to MLB.COM. Ramirez had spent this past year playing in Taiwan and had been performing well, hitting .352 with 8 home runs and 43 RBIs. Taiwan […]

Red Sox Should Thank MLB Player’s Union for Nixing A-Rod Trade, PED Circus

On December 18, 2003, the trade that would have sent AL MVP Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox for Manny Ramirez went dead. The Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox passed the deadline set by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to complete the blockbuster, ending negotiations and the prospect of Rodriguez in a Red Sox uniform. A […]

SoB Crystal Ball: Predicting 2013 More Successfully than the Mayans

Now that it’s finally clear the Mayans didn’t bring about the end of the world, SoB can get down to business making some predictions for the new year. What sort of predictions, you ask? Fearless ones. Bold ones. Zero regard for possible Patriots playoff jinxes. Projected presidential candidates running on the Papa John’s platform. Celtics […]

Despite Winning Appeal, Ryan Braun Still Guilty

Ryan Braun is still a cheater. Whatever independent arbitrator Shyam Das might say, nothing will change Braun’s urine testing positive for synthetic testosterone, and a lot of it at that. And until someone conclusively accounts for that, Braun will remain a steroid-user, his name forever smeared with the b.s. he’s spoon-fed the media since his […]

Manny Ramirez’s Return: Orioles or A’s… Why Bother?

Do you ever get the feeling like there’s no one on earth who loves you? That feeling that you’re completely alone in the world, completely abandoned by people who once cared so much for you? I bet that Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles fans feel that way all the time. These two franchises had so much to look forward […]

Manny Ramirez Seeks Return: Should He Still Serve Steroids Suspension?

The name ‘Manny Ramirez’ has significant implications in this area. Every New England sports fan can recall some grand memory of the days of Manny patrolling left field at Fenway. The bathroom break in the Green Monster during the non-pitching change, the dugout fight with Kevin Youkilis, the high five to a fan in Baltimore […]

TMZ: Manny Ramirez Arrested for Domestic Violence

According to reports, former Red Sox outfielder, Manny Ramirez, has been arrested for alleged domestic violence. Ramirez was taken in handcuffs from his home in Weston, Florida. He’s been charged with battery. Reaction I’m not even going to try making a “Manny being Manny” joke.

Sputtering Red Sox Come Out Flat Against Jays, Lose Again

For the second straight night, the Red Sox faltered North of the border, dropping the series finale to the Blue Jays 7-4. Ricky Romero finally managed to beat Boston, surrendering 3 runs in 6.2 innings. All of those runs came late for the Red Sox as Romero had batters guessing for most of the night. […]

Did Manny Ramirez Cost Himself A Call to the Hall of Fame?

October 27, 2004. That was the night. Euphoria spilling through the streets of Boston, the dream had come true. The Red Sox, after 86 years, had finally won the World Series and on the back of World Series MVP Manny Ramirez. As Red Sox Nation watched Manny sprint in joyously to the infield to celebrate […]

Manny Ramirez Retires From Baseball

Manny Ramirez will not see the Red Sox when the Rays come to town next week. Why? Manny has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball in an apparent response to news that he failed a steroid test in spring training. “Ramirez tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug during spring training and was recently informed […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]