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Manny is being Manny in the Dominican Winter League

Nov 15, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

Manny Ramirez is playing in the Dominican Winter League for Aguilas Cibaenas and made his debut last night, homering on the first pitch he saw as the crowd (and television announcers) went bonkers:

Some other players on Ramirez’s team include former MVP Miguel Tejada, former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon, former Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan, and Cardinals stud prospect Oscar Taveras.


  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Manny, Colon and Tejada. It’s is amazing the way those guys can just keep working out for hours, even at their advanced ages.

  2. cur68 - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    There’s something so cool about a ballgame called in Spanish. Anyhow, Manny’s swing was late on that meatball. He got lucky there.

    • ncphilliesguy - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM

      Man, that was a meatball.

    • mirmz - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      Where’s La Flama Blanca?

  3. paint771 - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    It never occurred to me that Spanish broadcasts say “home plate” instead of…I dunno, casa placa I guess.

    • Francisco (FC) - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:58 PM

      Sometimes they’ll shorten it to just “plato” (a literal translation of plate).

    • purnellmeagrejr - Nov 16, 2012 at 6:37 AM

      Que golpe, indeedamente!

  4. vallewho - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    The DRWL games look a lot more exciting and entertaining than…I’ll say the Marlins vs. Astros.

  5. losangelesfan - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    I remember when he joined the Dodgers. In his first at bat, Vin Scully said ‘I never thought I’d see the day.’ He had to be referring to the dreds.

  6. pisano - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Hopefully he’ll stay in that league, he’s completely played out in MLB.

  7. Caught Looking - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    ‘Orange’ is apparently a very popular last name in the Dominican League.

  8. ravensos - Nov 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    is that old Daniel Cabrera on the mound?

  9. romoscollarbone - Nov 15, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    I think so ravens. I thought it was him from the posture.

  10. moogro - Nov 16, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    He’s out. He didn’t step on third base.

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