Manny hits his 1st Chinese league HR

Love him or hate him, Boston Red Sox fans never get sick of
watching Manny Ramirez hit home runs.

On Wednesday night, ManRam hit his first tater for the EDA
Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He crushed a
two-run homer off Kao Chien-san of the Uni-President Lions. It also
happened to be the 7,000th homer in CPBL history.

The 40-year-old slugger finished 3 for 4 with a walk, increasing
his batting average to .318.

Watch Ramirez crush an off-speed pitch over the center-field
fence — as the announcer goes nuts.


A few more of these long blasts and it’s possible baseball fans
in China will stop confusing Ramirez with Cincinnati starting
pitcher Johnny Cueto. Here’s a sign from an earlier game where two
fans mistake their new slugger with the Reds ace. 

Mandy Cheng / AFP

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