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Manny Gets Mixed Reception in Return to Fenway Park

No one knew what to expect from the Fenway faithful when Manny Ramirez returned to his old stomping grounds on Friday night for the first time since forcing his way out of town.  Personally, I thought there would be many more cheers than boos when Manny strolled to the plate.  From my experience, fans usually prefer to be a part of that special, heart-warming moment over being someone who boos a player when he returns to face his old team.  Regardless of the category you’d put yourself in, that seems to be the case.  Johnny Damon left the Boston Red Sox to sign with the Yankees because of a few million dollars, and even he got a mixed response when he returned to Fenway as a member of their most hated rival. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, here’s the video of the reception Boston fans gave Manny Ramirez in his return to Fenway Park, courtesy of Twitter user Jose3030:

Manny’s reception was a bit more mixed than I thought it would be.  Although there were a lot of people who expected the fans to let him know how they felt about the terms he left on or his involvement with PEDs, I thought they’d put all that behind them and applaud Ramirez for the seven-and-a-half years and two championships he gave them — years in which he was one of the top sluggers in the AL. Meanwhile, I wonder if Manny even realized he’s played for the Red Sox before and that’s what all the fuss was about.

Video Credit: Twitter user Jose3030


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  • johnny jihadist

    how many world series titles have red sox fans seen in their lifetimes without the pure magnificent GREATNESS of manny ramirez???

    how many rings did ted williams win for those ungrateful chowderheads?

    on a related note, how come teddy ballgame’s .200 career average in the fall classic is absolutely, positively NEVER brought up…it’s a pink elephant, and it would be the equivalent of ignoring dan marino’s super bowls, which we never do

    how many titles did carl yastrzemski bring those people?…pudge fisk?…johnny pesky?…freddy lynn?…dewie evans?…rico petrocelli?…this list could be 10 miles long without much effort

    there should already be a statue of manny outside that dump with the st00pid green wall and the citgo sign in left…francona & epstein should be on their knees at homeplate waiting to take turns “servicing” him

    WITHOUT MANNY RAMIREZ, IT’S STILL 1918!!!…THESE TYPICAL BEANTOWN DOPES DON’T APPRECIATE THE GUY ONE BIT!!!

    HOW DARE THEY DISRESPECT THE #1 REASON THEY GOT PUT OUT OF THEIR MISERY!!

    MANNY RAMIREZ __IS__ FENWAY PARK!

  • JD

    JOHNNY YOU SHOULD GET OFF MANNYS JOCK. LIVING IN BOSTON AN BEING A RED SOX FAN MY WHOLE LIFE , I KNOW MANNY MIGHT BE THE BEST RIGHT HANDED HITTER I WILL EVER SEE. BUT THERES NO WAY YOU CAN SAY HE WON US 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS. BASEBALL IS A TEAM SPORT , YOU SUOND LIKE A MORON. ITS NOT THAT WE DIDNT APPRECIATE HIM , HE QUIT ON US AND IT WAS PATHETIC TO WATCH. HE DESERVED EVERY BOO HE GOT LAST NITE. SO PLEASE JOHNNY GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!
    JD

  • Gene

    It was poetic justice that Ramirez made the last out of the game.

  • johnny jihadist

    i love the sense of entitlement boston fans display these days…they sure were a lot easier to get along with when they were f’n MISERABLE

    WE

    STILL

    CHANT

    19-18

    WITHOUT

    MANNY’S

    INCREDIBLE

    HEROICS

    sincerely,
    everywhere not named wrigley

    end. of. story.

  • JD

    WELL 07 LOWELL WAS THE MVP AND WERE CARRIED BY BECKETTS GREAT YEAR AND IN 04 I BELIEVE THERE WERE 3 PITCHERS MARTINEZ SCHILLING AN LOWE WHO ALL PITCHED GREAT WHEN THEY NEEDED TOO.
    YOUR POINT MAKES NO SENSE ..THIS IS BASEBALL WERE TALKING ABOUT NOT GOLF. IF ANYTHING ORTIZ WAS THE ONE WITH INCREDIBLE HEROICS .. SO ONCE AGAIN PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.
    YOUR 0 FOR 2 JOHNNY

    END OF STORY