"The Red Sox will still pick up his option," said Mattapoisett's Tim Pullo (left) regarding Manny Ramirez. "But he left his bat on his shoulder [vs. Mariano Rivera on July 6] in New York, too." Pullo said this is just Manny's way of staying in the news. "It's talk radio," Pullo said. "It's the Globe. He reads it. He likes being in the news. Everybody knows this... but he's been worth it over the last eight years, everybody love's Manny." Blanche Spindell (right), also from Mattapoisett, said she would continue to wear her No. 24 shirt.
(Steve Silva / Boston.com)