Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff
It was 7:29 p.m., and the crowd at Fenway Park rose. The man with the dreadlocks and No. 99 jersey — Manny Ramirez fixed his batting gloves and leaned on his bat. The moment was approaching. He made his way to home plate, the ballpark roiled with sound, a nearly equal amount of cheers and boos greeting him in his return to his former home.
They were nearly all cheers, though, moments later. That was when Ramirez swung at the first pitch, lifting a ball to center field, where it was caught by Mike Cameron. His moment was over and, while the week had been dedicated to Manny mania, there was a game to play, Amalie Benjamin wrote in the Globe today.
As Ramirez warmed up, many eyes in the crowd -- and plenty of cameras -- were fixed on him.
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