Manny Ramirez is headed for the Dominican Republic to restart a baseball career that could continue in Japan, The Post has learned.
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, three Japanese teams want to see the 40-year-old Ramirez play in games for Las Aguilas in order to gauge if he is worth signing.
Ramirez is slated to leave Florida tomorrow and travel to his native Dominican where the winter league is under way.
– George A. King III, N.Y. Post.
In case you’ve forgotten, Manny Ramirez: a) bats right-handed, b) was an excellent hitter as recently as 2010, c) is sometimes willing to stand in an outfield corner while his team is on defense and d) is Manny Ramirez. I think you see where I’m going with this.
I’m mostly kidding. But I’m definitely rooting for the Mets to acquire Manny Ramirez just for the sheer spectacle of it all, from the day they sign him until the day it inevitably ends poorly.
Here is Manny Ramirez getting whacked in the face by his own dreads during Spring Training: