Sunday, August 03, 2008

More Manny-Mania (Photos From His 8/1 Dodger Debut)

More photos from the August 1 debut of Manny Ramirez. Special thanks of appreciation to yet another photographer (a "second stringer"?) for sending in these great shots!

Manny is announced batting fourth in the lineup on Diamond Vision.

Manny emerges from the dugout to the on-deck circle.

Ramirez, with a batting average below Andruw Jones AND Juan Pierre? How long would this last?

Manny looks menacing (he's probably getting trash-talked by Andruw in the dugout). **Eagle-eyed fans may notice, in the background, is a Brother of a Son of Steve Garvey, living large in the Dugout Club!**

Reverse angle: Manny is all business.

Manny comes to play.

Well, that didn't take long! Two at-bats into it, Manny's batting average is higher than Jones' and Pierre's, COMBINED.

Eight-foot banners displayed in the concourse proclaim the coming of "Manny Being Manny".

Manny's all smiles coming in from left field.

Chatting with Wade in the dugout. "Hey Manny, do you think I could get Boston to pay me $7M for the next two months as well?"

The hair, the hair!

A batting average of .667. Andruw Jones could only dream.