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Sox Fans React to Manny Trade

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Boston is waking up to a world without Manny Ramirez. The Red Sox slugger was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday for Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star Jason Bay.

WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti has fan reaction.

For Sox fans, the three-team tilt-a-whirl of a trade was a bit like Manny Ramirez himself. A little loose. A little last second. Definitely a mind-bender.

At Fenway park, 9-year-old Joshua Royz dangled from the arm of the Ted Williams statue as he and his father Oscar mulled over Manny.

Kid: Because I think Manny Ramirez is more than a left-handed reliever, and uh,...
Father: Jason Bay.
Kid: Jason Bay.
Father: Better player right? But he's an individualist, and we can't have that.
Kid: huh, huh.

Neither could the Red Sox, letting go of Ramirez in the final season of his eight-year, $160 million contract.

This program aired on August 1, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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