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Manny Ramirez was in altercation with Sox’ traveling secretary

March 6, 2002: Red Sox interim manager Mike Cubbage (left), accompanied by team traveling secretary Jack McCormack (right) to a team bus.

Manny Ramirez was reportedly involved in a physical incident in the Red Sox clubhouse this past weekend in Houston, but unlike his scuffle with teammate Kevin Youkilis earlier this month, this confrontation was with a Red Sox employee.

According to a report by Sean McAdam in today’s Providence Journal, Ramirez shoved Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick (pictured right in 2002 Globe file photo) to the ground in Houston in an argument over Ramirez’s ticket allotment of 16 for Saturday night’s game.

McAdam reported that several onlookers moved quickly to separate the Ramirez and McCormick, a former Boston police officer who has been the Sox’ traveling secretary since 1996.

When McCormick cautioned Ramirez that he might not be able to fulfill his request, Ramirez responded by shouting: “Just do your job!”

An argument insued (sic) and Ramirez pushed McCormick, sending him to the ground.

Later, the two met behind closed doors and Ramirez apologized to McCormick, who accepted the gesture. No further disciplinary action is expected against Ramirez.

Read the full article in today’s Providence Journal.


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