The Red Sox today activated first baseman Sean Casey today from the disabled list. To make room for Casey, the team designated pitcher Julian Tavarez for assignment. The team now has 10 days to either work out a trade for Tavarez or grant him his outright release.
As of yesterday, the Red Sox had still been talking with the Rockies about a deal for Tavarez, who is 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA after he allowed an unearned run in 1 1/3 innings last night.
I remember when Pedro and that little guy he carried all over the place had a falling out (and then the little dude coincidentally died.... probably of a broken heart) - but this is different. This is the Red Sox playing the heavy. Personally I think it's for hitting into the shortstop last night in a terrible pinch-hitting performance.
In conclusion, this entire post exists just to replay one of my favorite videos ever:
Between Remy's wheezing and Don Orsillo begging, "Make him stop!" I can't think of a finer moment that perfectly encpsulates Manny Ramirez.