Manny Ramirez is still trying to make a MLB comeback at age 41. Even though he hasn’t played in the majors since 2011, the former slugger is convinced he can still go. Whether he can, is probably besides the point. Teams don’t want Ramirez because of his ties to PEDs, his past behavior and really just because ‘Manny being Manny’ is too much to handle sometimes.
But even though his latest comeback attempt will probably fail, he’ll still be making a return to Fenway Park later this month. Believe it or not, it’s been 10 years since the Boston Red Sox broke their World Series victory drought. So naturally there’s going to be a celebration in Beantown.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 15, 2014
Other former Red Sox expected to be in attendance are: Trot Nixon, Johnny Damon, Pedro Martinez, Tim Wakefield, Derek Lowe, Jason Varitek, Kevin Millar, Keith Foulke and Mike Timlin.
As much as some fans might dislike Manny these days, there’s no denying he was a crucial piece to the Red Sox breakthrough World Series run in 2004. Sure, he might have been juicing at an alarming rate, but he played a huge part none the less.
Ramirez’s run with the Bo Sox lasted from 2001, when he signed on as a free agent from Cleveland, until 2008, when he traded away to the Dodgers. During his stint in Beantown, Manny drove in more than 100 runs in six consecutive seasons.