I'll never forget the day the Red Sox signed Manny Ramirez. It was Dec. 13, 2000, and I was living a few blocks south of Fenway Park. Walking home from the Barnes & Noble in Kenmore Square, from Yawkey Way I could see the big display board above the center-field bleachers . . .
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Yes, $160 million seemed like a lot of money. But you know, at the time there were many who thought that player salaries would just keep going up and ...