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Manny Ramirez apologizes for bad behavior while playing for Red Sox

Former Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez waves to the Boston faithful. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Former Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez waves to the Boston faithful. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez was back at Fenway Park on Wednesday night to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the team's 2004 World Series championship team.

After throwing out the first pitch, Ramirez reflected on his time in Boston and said he behaved badly during his time with the team. He also apologized to Red Sox traveling secretary Jack McCormick for a 2008 incident in Houston, where Ramirez threw McCormick to the clubhouse floor because of a dispute over tickets for a game.

More from ESPN.com's Gordon Edes:

"I went and spoke to Jack," Ramirez said. "I apologized to Jack. I told him, 'Jack, I want you to forgive me because it was my fault. I behaved bad here with everybody. I want you to forgive me.'" Ramirez said McCormick, who was 64 at the time of the incident, accepted his apology, saying, "'Manny, thank you, I was waiting for that.'"

Ramirez, 41, was signed as a player-coach in the Chicago Cubs organization last week and insists he is only there to help.

"I'm not going to take any at-bats from the prospects," Ramirez said. "I know my role there."
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