Now that Manny Ramirez is done with the Dodgers, L.A. has a bit of a problem on its hands: what to do with the Manny Ramirez wigs the team has been selling.
The wigs, which were a fashion statement when Ramirez went nuts in his first few months on his new team in 2008, are being sought by the White Sox, reports TMZ .
As a White Sox source claims, "Marketing representatives have reached out to the Dodgers to see about also acquiring Manny Ramirez wigs since the Dodgers have the stock and likely won’t have any other need for the items for the rest of this season."
If Chicago can pry the wigs from L.A. -- and really, there's no reason the Dodgers shouldn't ship the wigs out -- it'll either have to come up with some excuse to their fans as to why the color blue is prominently featured in the wig or do its own color-changing magic to turn it into a black covering.
Ramirez is expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game in his old stomping grounds of Cleveland. He'll then migrate to Boston, of which he made his homecoming earlier in the year with the Dodgers in interleague play to mixed reviews from the crowd.
Ramirez is expected to be the full-time DH and bat fifth.
UPDATE: The White Sox won't be receiving the Dodgers' wigs because of the blue skullcap problem, White Sox marketing executive Brooks Boyer tells Big League Stew . Boyer mentions that the club will look at its options, "pending on [Manny's] look once he gets into games."
Owner Jerry Reinsdorf has a long-standing policy that haircuts be close and cropped, so ManRam may accede to that request -- or not. One may recall Joe Torre having a similar policy while with New York and L.A., but Manny flouted it in Dodgertown with no repercussions.
-- Evan Brunell
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