A report out of the Boston Herald today floats the good chance that Manny Ramirez will be coming back to Fenway in the 2010 baseball season.
Ramirez however, could opt out of his current contract prior to the '10 season, successfully avoiding a return to Boston. The initial report has the Dodgers making the trip to the east coast in June. In addition, the Red Sox would open their season against the Yankees April 4, 5, or 6.
According to the report, the Red Sox are lobbying major league baseball to play their first three series on the road in order to allow the field condition to recover from the collegiate hockey and NHL games that are scheduled to played at Fenway in January.
Between the field condition and the weather, the Sox should never open a season at home. That extra week or two of starting on the road, while troubling for a team that seems to play its best baseball at home, usually goes a long way with the New England weather.
I guess the real question is, will the previously considered "best right handed hitter of our time" (prior to multiple positive steroid tests, and Albert Pujols), get cheered or booed at Fenway?