Sure They Cheered, But To Be Fair, The Last A Celebrity Visited Albuquerque Was When Bob Seger’s Tour Bus Broke Down There In 1981
Well, the fans cheered Manny during his first appearance as an Albuquerque Isotope, so I guess all must be forgiven is the Steroid Saga of Manny Ramirez, right?
Fans lined the walkway from the clubhouse as Ramirez entered the field. They gathered near the dugout, clustering for autographs, and they seemed ready to forgive Ramirez for violating baseball’s drug rules.
“People love me everywhere I go,” Ramirez said before the game. “I’m excited to bring a lot of joy to a lot of people here. I feel good. I’m happy that I’m here.”
As long as Manny feels good – I guess that’s what is most important here. And simply knowing that people love Manny wherever he goes warms the cockles of my heart.
I guess I should point out that Manny went hitless in two at-bats.
And you may have fooled the folks in Albuquerque, Manny, but remember, Rock n’ Roll Never Forgets.
Ramirez cheered by Albuquerque fans [Yahoo!/AP]