After batting .299 with 20 home runs and 68 RBIs through 100 games with the Sox this year, Manny got off to a lightning hot start with the Dodgers. In his debut series, the last-minute acquisition proved to be more than worth the "baggage" that he carries with him. Ramirez went 8-13 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI in just 3 games. A Giants fan myself, I not only fear that the Dodgers have become an even more formidable rival, but also sympathize with the Dodger's front office, which decided to gamble on Manny's raw talent over his distractive nature. Although the Dodgers lost 2 of 3 from the division leading Dbacks, Arizona's 1 game lead over Manny's new ballclub may not remain much longer.