Ramirez Slaps Two Hits in Taiwan Debut

Manny Ramirez made his Taiwan debut with two singles in six at bats, but it did not help his team the EDA Rhinos defeat the Brother Elephants.  The Elephants won in 12 innings 9-8.

A capacity crowd of 20,000 watched the opening day game with Ramirez as the star.  The Rhinos are paying Ramirez $25,000 a month to play in Taiwan, the highest any team in the league has paid to a foreign player.  Judging from the opening day crowd the salary appears worth it.  The other three teams should help the Rhinos with his salary when they see their games sold out as people show up early to watch Manny play.  Whether they will continue to show as the season progresses depends on how well Manny hits and puts on a show.

You can read about his performance here: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/sports/baseball/2013/03/28/374426/Ramirez-goes.htm

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