Manny Ramirez's longer road back

The A's can finally call him up, but no one thinks he's ready. Including Manny.

Originally Published: May 30, 2012
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats held one of their regular kangaroo court sessions before Sunday's game, which explains why Manny Ramirez was walking around carrying a present bestowed upon him by his young teammates: a box of Just for Men.

They were trying to be funny, not mean, but it could have gone either way. Manny turns 40 on Wednesday, and he looks every minute of it. His dreads are gray under the scarf. His bat looks slow. His eyes, for 19 years ...

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