"He's going to help them relax. When I talk to hitters, I tell them about staying tension free. Manny's life is tension free."
--Charlie Manual, Philadelphia Phillies manager, who managed Ramirez in the minor leagues and worked with him as a Cleveland Indians' hitting coach.
Manny Ramirez is batting .438 with 5 home runs and 16 runs batted in since his trade from the Boston Red Sox. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-5 since the trade and are in a tie for first place with Arizona in the National League West. The Dodgers are above .500 for the first time since May.
Excerpts taken from the New York Times.