On Wednesday Manny Ramirez apologized for his behavior during his time in Boston before a pregame ceremony in which the franchise honored its 2004 team, in what was his first public appearance since being hired as a minor league player-coach with the Chicago Cubs.
“I realize that I behaved bad in Boston,” Ramirez said, per the Los Angeles Times. “The fans were great. I also played great when I was here, but I realized I behaved bad. I apologize for that. I’m a new man.”
Ramirez says he has been attending church for nearly a year.
While with Boston, Ramirez hit .312 with 274 home runs and 868 runs batted in before being traded to the Dodgers in 2008.