Other weird sporting news of the day


As the Sox prepare to resume fisticuffs this evening with the insurgent Rays, Sean McAdam broke the news of how Manny Ramirez harshed out on Boston's traveling secretary:

Ramirez had asked [Jack] McCormick for 16 tickets for Saturday night's Red Sox-Astros game, an unusually high number for day-of-game. In addition to handling all travel details for clubs, traveling secretaries also take player ticket requests for both home and away games.

When McCormick cautioned Ramirez that he might not be able to fulfill his request, Ramirez responded by shouting: "Just do your job!"

An argument insued and Ramirez pushed McCormick, sending him to the ground.

Manny, we love you, but WTF?? (Man-Ram has apologized, and McCormick says he bears no ill will.)

Meanwhile, the Boston Herald has a more concerning report, about a racist threat reportedly being leveled against some of the black and Latino Sox players:

According to sources, the Sox recently received a mailed threat, believed to be postmarked in Memphis, Tenn., which targeted black and Latin players, citing at least two by name. The named players have been informed about the threats and will likely have security accompaniment away from Tropicana Field, including at the team’s hotel in St. Petersburg.

Police are searching for a suspect believed to be from the Baltimore area but now living near Memphis.

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