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Victorino to Te'o, 'mana' to man

Red Sox OF Shane offers support, spiritual energy to friend, fellow Hawaiian Manti

Updated: February 17, 2013, 2:20 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was the night of college football's national championship game, and Shane Victorino was standing on the Notre Dame sideline. Yes, he loves sports, all sports, but Victorino was there not only for the action, but to show support for a friend.

This was an island thing. A Polynesian thing. A Hawaiian thing. "We all stick together," Victorino said.

It sprang out of the same sense of connection Victorino felt when he went to the White House with the Phillies after ...

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