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Will George grab Manny? Probably not

The Red Sox made a bold statement in placing Manny Ramirez on waivers. Chances are, however, he'll be staying in Boston.

Updated: October 30, 2003, 11:01 AM ET
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

I'll never forget the day the Red Sox signed Manny Ramirez. It was Dec. 13, 2000, and I was living a few blocks south of Fenway Park. Walking home from the Barnes & Noble in Kenmore Square, from Yawkey Way I could see the big display board above the center-field bleachers . . .

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