Watching all this from the press box, I'll admit, I got chills, and this doesn't mean I've suddenly become a big Manny Ramirez fan, because I haven't. No, I didn't accept the team's offer of a bobblehead doll. And yes, I still believe he is a cheat who has never truly admitted or shown remorse for his drug-policy violations.
But until proven otherwise, Wednesday's moment was created cleanly, and one should be able to appreciate it without buying into the man who created it.
-- Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, grudgingly -- and admirably, I might add -- admitting that Manny's grand slam on Wednesday night was a special moment despite all of the disapprobation he has thrown on Ramirez and the people who enjoy his play in recent weeks.