Manny claims to be released due to injury

Earlier today, the Sydney Blue Sox announced to have released twelve-time MLB All-Star and two-time World Series Winner, Manny Ramirez without further disclosure of the reason. Now Ramirez is telling the Sydney Morning Herald that he was released due to an obligue injury and that the ongoing medical issue had nothing to do with drugs. …

Sydney Blue Sox release Manny Ramirez

With a lot of fanfare, the Sydney Blue Sox announced the acquisition of former MLB star Manny Ramirez some time ago. But shortly before the ABL season started, the outfielder got injured and wasn't able to play. Besides his injury, Manny was sidelined due to an undisclosed medical issue. Up till today, he hasn't played …

Sydney Blue Sox land “Manny being Manny”

It seems that the "Where will Manny Ramirez Play" saga has found an end for now. The Sydney Blue Sox announced it has signed the former MLB star and two-time World Series champion to a deal for the upcoming ABL season. It all started around March of this year when rumors floated around that Ramirez …

Manny being Manny in New Zealand?

The "Where will Manny Ramirez play" saga continues. So far this year, he has been linked to Parma Baseball in Italy and to the CPBL in Taiwan. None of those options panned out and the CPBL appeared nothing but a rumor. But now Manny is linked to the Auckland Tuatara of the Australian Baseball League. …

Manny joining CPBL expansion team?

Today, the Taiwan Times tweeted about Manny Ramirez being negotiating with the CPBL expansion team Wei Chuan Dragons. Is a return in baseball near? The Wei Chuan Dragons are a new team and currently playing in the minor league of the CPBL. Next year they will debut in Taiwan's highest professional league. So as a …

Manny has his eye set on Taiwan now

Two months ago, some news was announced that Manny Ramirez had his eye set on playing for Parma in the Italian Serie A1. But as the Italian season will not start before mid-June, his attention has shifted. In an interview with the Taiwan Times, he made clear that he would like to play again at …

Some players just can’t stop

Through the years there have been quite some examples of former MLB players that kept on playing baseball, although on a lower level. The most recent example is Bartolo Colon. After a 21-year career in the Bigs, he has signed a deal with a team in the Mexican League. Previous examples of players that could …

MLB knows to find Dutch Baseball Hangout

Normally, I don't post about the achievements of this blog. Sometimes about the number of posts or hits, but that's about it. But this morning I found out something that I am really thrilled about. Even this thrilled, I needed to write a note about it. In the past days, the Dutch Baseball Hangout wrote …

Manny has offered himself, still negotiating with Parma

The other day you could read a blog post about persistent rumors of Manny Ramirez coming to Parma. According to gazzetta.it, the former MLB star has offered himself and is still negotiating. In the previous blog post, you could read that it would be the third time that Ramirez would come out of retirement. It …

Persistent rumors Parma will land “Manny being Manny”

According to the Italian baseball website Baseballmania.eu, there are persistent rumors coming from the United States about Manny Ramirez coming to Italy and to Parmaclima Parma (Serie A1) in particular. After having announced his retirement twice, it would be the second time that he returns to baseball. In 2017, the former Boston slugger went to …

Manny still doesn’t want to stop playing

Manny Ramirez, who signed a deal in January to play with the Kochi Fighting Dogs of the Japanese independent Shikoku Island League,  has extended his contract with the club through the end of the 2017 season. The previous contract ran until the end of the month of July. There are players who never want to quit …

Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

There are players who simply don't want to quit on the game. Rickey Henderson was one of them and also Julio Franco could not say goodbye to the game. Another one in this little list of players who wants to keep playing is Manny Ramirez. The 12-time MLB All Star has signed a contract with the Kochi Fighting …