Monday, August 30, 2010

Chisox Claim Manny Ramirez Off Waivers

The Chicago White Sox have claimed Manny Ramirez off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

And Manny being Manny ended his Dodgers career as only he could. Manny was ejected during a pinch hitting appearance against the Colorado Rockies in what proved to be his final at bat with the Dodgers.

The Chisox have had their eye on Manny for awhile and had tried to obtain him last month and are hoping he will be the key in overcoming the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central. Entering play today, the White Sox are 4½ games back of the Twins.

It will certainly be interesting to see how Manny and Chisox manager Ozzie Guillen interact with each other.

The acquisition of Manny is also significant because the White Sox will be coming to Fenway Park over the Labor Day weekend. In June, Manny made his return to Boston during interleague play. The Bosox, like the Chisox, are clinging in the pennant race. So their series could determine who stays in the pennant race and who starts thinking about winter vacation plans.

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