WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Even before he stepped on the field, it was clear that Friday wasn't your average day at Raley Field.
12-time MLB All-Star Manny Ramirez was making his Sacramento debut with the Triple-A River Cats and a hoard of media was on hand to welcome him.
Making his sixth appearance with Sacramento, Ramirez entered the game just 4-for-16 with two RBI, three runs and five strikeouts. On Friday against the Reno Aces, he'd finish 1-for-4 with a single in front of 9,725, as the River Cats fell 13-3.
The 39-year-old Ramirez, wearing No. 11 is now hitting .250 with at least two more games scheduled in Sacramento, before joining the Oakland A's, the River Cats parent club on Monday, when he turns 40.