Dodgers Remove 'Mannywood' Sign
"Mannywood" -- or at the very least the sign on the left-field fence -- will be no more.
When the Los Angeles Dodgers return home for a seven-game homestand Tuesday night, the space will be filled with an advertisement for the John Hancock Insurance Co. and talk station KABC-AM, The Los Angeles Times reported. The Dodgers told The Associated Press that the space near where slugger Manny Ramirez roamed the outfield before his latest injury had been available all season, but no company had purchased the signage until now.
Ramirez, who is in the final year of a two-year, $45 million contract, was reportedly on the trading block before Saturday's deadline. There has been speculation the Dodgers may even move Ramirez via the waiver wire.
Ramirez hasn't played since July 16 when he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right calf.
It's unclear whether the dreadlocks sold at the souvenir stands will go the same way as the sign, but the Dodgers said they are still selling the "Mannywood" seats for $99, which include two tickets and two T-shirts.
Below in The SportsLodge: A-Rod, Manny and Favre.