I was in Sacramento this past weekend to watch the Sacramento River Cats (A's) play the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners). It was an interesting experience, to say the least.
I would be remiss if I didn't dedicate part of this report to a discussion of Manny Ramirez. While I was sitting in the press box waiting for a game to begin, Ramirez asked for and received his release from Oakland.
Manny Ramirez was a high school hitting phenom out of George Washington High School in New York. He was drafted by Cleveland as their first-round selection at No. 13 overall in 1991.
Ramirez started his career with the Rookie League Burlington club where he hit .326 over 259 plate-appearances. It was just an indication of what was to come.
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