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Manny Ramirez apologizes to Sox traveling secretary for 2008 incident

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

While back in Boston, Manny Ramirez saw to some unfinished business. (USATSI)
While back in Boston, Manny Ramirez saw to some unfinished business. (USATSI)

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On Wednesday night, Manny Ramirez was back in Fenway Park as part of 10-year gathering of the Red Sox 2004 championship team. He threw out the first pitch and answered questions about his new job as a minor-league player/coach in the Cubs' system. He also made time to apologize to someone he wronged very badly during his Red Sox days. Here's more from ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes:

[Ramirez] sought out Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick and apologized for the 2008 incident in Houston in which he flung the much older McCormick to the clubhouse floor in a dispute over tickets for that night's game.

"I went and spoke to Jack," Ramirez said. "I apologized to Jack. I told him, 'Jack, I want you to forgive me because it was my fault. I behaved bad here with everybody. I want you to forgive me.'"

Ramirez said McCormick, who was 64 at the time of the incident, accepted his apology, saying, "'Manny, thank you, I was waiting for that.'"

It's certainly belated, but it's good that Ramirez is finally apologizing for what was an unacceptable outburst.

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