Manny Ramirez finally returned to Boston after a bitter divorce two years ago. It just so happened to be a day after the L.A. Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. So needless to say, the fans weren’t in the best of moods.

In the 30 seconds between the time his name was announced, leading off the second inning for the Dodgers with the first pitch delivered by Felix Doubront, there were loud cheers, there were boos, there were polite claps, and there were fans so torn they didn’t know what to do.

The result was anticlimactic as Manny didn’t even acknowledge the crowd. But I think the crowds’ reaction sums up his time in Boston. Fans never knew when to cheer, boo, or stare in confusion.

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