Lighter Side ad call
Manny Ramirez: "Hello, Skip? This is Manny. I'm afraid my hamstrings are a little tight today, so I won't make it to Fenway, okay?
Terry Francona: "Don't you worry, Manny ... Gabe is here!"
Francona: "Yes, Gabe from Account Temps. What a guy! He runs hard all the time, plays great defense, and even has hit a couple of bombs lately! Why don't you take a couple of days off...hey, even a week!"
- Submitted by Bob, Milton
(Globe file photos / Boston.com graphic)