Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Manny Ramirez apologized to Boston Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick for a 2008 incident in Houston where he flung the latter to the floor in a dispute over tickets.
He sought out McCormick Wednesday at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox honored him and the rest of 2004 championship team.
“I apologized to Jack. I told him, ‘Jack, I want you to forgive me because it was my fault. I behaved bad here with everybody,” said Ramirez.
Ramirez said McCormick, who was 64 at the time of the incident, accepted his apology, saying, “Manny, thank you, I was waiting for that.”
McCormick said this was the first time Ramirez had apologized to him in person. At the time, Ramirez issued a public apology.
Ramirez’ career with the Red Sox came to an acrimonious end in 2008 when he essentially forced a trade-deadline deal to the Dodgers by refusing to play in a couple of games.