Reporting from Miami — Outfielder Manny Ramirez apologized to his Dodgers teammates today during his first meeting with them since his suspension eight days ago. Ramirez, who has a home in south Florida, met with the team in the early afternoon at its waterfront hotel in Sunny Isles Beach and said he was sorry for the suspension and the distraction it has caused.
He also promised to stay in shape and be ready when he is eligible to return July 3.
It’s hard to say from the perspective of an outsider how much impact this apology had on the team as a whole. In the article, the players seem to be downplaying the 10-minute meeting, but I’m sure there was at least one guy who was upset with Manny’s actions and pleased with the apology probably.
Here’s where we currently stand with Manny’s Apology Tour: Frank McCourt? Check. Ned Colletti? Check. Joe Torre? Check. Dodger players and coaches? Check. Dodger fans? We’ll get back to you on that one…