From Mrs. Orel, a wee ditty to commemorate Manny Ramirez's return:
Oh Manny boy, the fans, the fans are calling
From glen to glen and down the Ravine side
The summer's high and all the palms are blowing
'Tis you, 'tis you must come and must not hide.
And come ye back 'fore fall is deep in Chavez
Or when the grounds are hushed empty below
'Tis we'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Manny boy, oh Manny boy we love you so.And if you come when all the cheers are dying
And we are dead, as dead we may well be
You'll come and find the parking lot is empty
You'll bow at the plate and say "Ave" for we.
But we shall hear, for hard you'll swing for all we
And so our dreams still warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail and show us that you love we
We'll simply cheer "Hurray" and leave you be.
first photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers; second photo by Juan Ocampo/Dodgers