Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.
- Truckin, The Grateful Dead
This is a story that simply won’t go away. This week the Texas Rangers signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract. That’s right kids. The 41-year old Manny Ramirez.
The veteran masher, whom the the Rangers recently signed to a minor-league contract, is poised for a comeback at least as a DH down the stretch as the Rangers look to complement switch-hitter DH Lance Berkman, recently placed on the DL with a hip injury, in the second half of the season.
This season Ramirez batted .352/.422/.555 for the EDA Rhinos of Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League. Apparently that was good enough for the Rangers to give Ramirez a shot. Editorial comment: good luck with that.