Boston Red Sox defeat Minnesota Twins, 4-3
On the bench, the future -- 24-year-old Jon Papelbon, who'd pitched 5 1/3 innings, and 23-year-old Manny Delcarmen, who'd relieved Papelbon -- watched in awe, knowing that as much as this day would be remembered for their Fenway debuts, there was something greater unfolding.
They watched as Manny Ramirez walked by inside the dugout, shrugged his thick shoulders -- surely there had to be tension in those shoulders and that neck -- turned, and, in four steps, climbed back...
The rumbling in the stands began as soon as he stood up in the Red Sox dugout, a bat in his hand, and was a full-throttled, foot-stomping roar by the time he emerged from the dugout late yesterday afternoon at Fenway Park. Baseball's trading deadline had passed, Manny Ramirez was still in a Red Sox uniform, and a full house on Yawkey Way left no doubt about how it felt about that.
''I was confused," said Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who was at home plate in th...
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