48-year-old Manny Ramirez is back in baseball Down Under
Major League Baseball all-star Manny Ramirez poses for a photograph overlooking Sydney, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Ramirez, who was the World Series MVP when the Red Sox broke their 86-year title drought in 2004, is scheduled to begin the season on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, for the Sydney Blue Sox in the Australian Baseball League. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via AP)SYDNEY – Manny Ramirez — yes, that Manny Ramirez — is back in baseball Down Under. The now 48-year-old former Boston Red Sox legend and 12-time Major League Baseball all-star is scheduled to begin the season on Thursday for the Sydney Blue Sox in the Australian Baseball League. Ramirez has been joined in Sydney by New York Yankees hitting coach Rachel Balkovec on an off-season assignment.