Manny Ramirez, who provided an all-star homer, gets the all-star treatment at the 2004 World Series victory parade. By Schmiddy at en.wikipedia (Uploaded to the English Wikipedia by the author.) [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
Manny Ramirez was the sole Red Sox starter on the 2004 All-Star team.
However, Manny and David Ortiz contributed key homers that guaranteed Boston home field advantage for the World Series.
Here are all the stats you’d ever need to relive that night.
The mysterious Manny Ramirez, circa 2008. By Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The words “Manny being Manny” are part of my book Out of Left Field.
They’re being spoken more than a decade later, repeated by Hall of Fame teammate Pedro Martinez.
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