On this date in 2004, after missing the previous day’s game to become an American citizen, Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez leads his teammates out of the dugout waving an American flag. Later, as the 31-year native of the Dominican Republic walked up to the plate, Neil Diamond’s song “America” was blared over the PA system. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Inside The Zona says the Justin Upton trade looks even worse a year later.
- Sports Injury Alert wants players to stop sliding head-first.
- The Score shows us how Prince Fielder went from prince to pauper.
- NPB Tracker explains why NPB players don’t make more money.
- The Beanbeall wonders if the Mets should be worried about Bartolo Colon.
- Camden Depot examined Tommy Hunter, a pitcher on the edge.
- Did The Tribe Win Last Night caught up with Aroldis Chapman.
- Redbird Rants sat down with ESPN’s Dan Shulman.
- Royals Blue wishes KC stuck with Kevin Seitzer.
- MLB Reports delves into the Indians’ payroll.
- Grab Some Bench wonders if there will be a robust trade market for Adam Dunn.
- Rays Colored Glasses says Ryan Hanigan was still worth it.
- Blue Jays Plus defends Marcus Stroman being put in the pen.
- The Giants Cove implores you to watch some NL West baseball.
- Baseball Hot Corner sees big things for Tim Hudson.
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