Manny Ramirez released on bail after battery charge

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After spending Monday night in the Broward County Jail, Manny Ramirez was released on $2,500 bail Tuesday.

He declined to speak about the incident that left wife Juliana with a swollen face and a bruise on the back of her head as he left the jail alone.

“No thanks,” Ramirez said when asked for comment. “Let me see, where’s my family?”

According to The Associated Press, Ramirez then hopped into a white Cadillac Escalade driven by his sister and was whisked away.

Ramirez’s sister did speak from the vehicle briefly before Manny arrived, though she declined to give her name.

“He’s my brother; we love him no matter what. He’s an amazing guy and we love him no matter what,” she said before rolling up the window.

At a brief court appearance Tuesday, Ramirez was ordered to have no direct contact with his wife by County Judge John Hurley. There’s no word yet on the timing of his next court appearance.  He faces up to a year in jail if convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Long time NL umpire Dutch Rennert has died

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MLB.com reports that long time umpire Dutch Rennert has died at the age of 88.

Rennert retired as a National League umpire after the 1992 season, so a lot of you didn’t get a chance to see him. But believe me, if you got a chance to see him in action, you’d remember him. He had one of the most distinct strikeout calls in history. He’d go turn to the side, go down on one knee, point with purpose and bellow “STRIKE . . . ONNNNNNEEEEE!”

It was quite the scene, man:

 

I used to love it when Rennert called a game I was watching on TV. I always knew the count.

Rest in Peace, Dutch. I cannot vouch for the peace of whoever is on the cloud next to yours, though.