New Team Debuts

Last night, Ken Griffey Jr, Manny Ramirez, and Jason Bay all made their debuts to their new team. They all went pretty well for the most part.

Ken Griffey Jr. made his White Sox debut in Kansas City. The Royals fans even gave him a standing ovation. It seems as almost everywhere he goes, he gets a nice ovation by visiting fans. It shows what kind of respect this man gets, as one of the best players, and good guys in the game.

Griffey started the night playing center field. He batted 7th in the White Sox already potent lineup. Griffey went 2-3 with a walk in his debut. He also drove in two runs, the difference in the game, as the White Sox won 4-2.

The Manny Ramirez era started in Los Angeles. In his first at bat, Manny also received in ovation from the Dodger fans. Manny went 2-4 in his debut. In the bottom of the 9th, things were set up perfectly for Manny. Down 1, runner on first, no outs. However, instead of being the hero, he grounded into a double play. The Dodgers would lose 2-1 to the Diamondbacks.

Jason Bay had the best ovation of the three. He walked to the plate with Red Sox fans cheering. Bay had a huge smile on his face, and tipped his helmet.

Bay went 1-3 with 2 walks. But that 1 hit was the biggest hit of the night. The game was tied at one in the 12th inning. Bay hit a two out triple off the the top of the Green Monster. Two batters later, Jed Lowrie hit a little bleeder up the middle. A do or die play, the pay was not made, and Bay scored the winning run. Bay scored both of the Red Sox two runs as they beat the Oakland Athletics, 2-1.

Some other notable positive debuts in their first game with their new teams would include, CC Sabathia, Rich Harden, Casey Blake, and Ivan Rodriguez.


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