Morning Jolt: Ramirez eyes move to Blue Jays

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Wednesday, October 27

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Manny makes pitch to play for Jays

Could Manny be Manny in Toronto? In search of a new employer now that his two-year, $45-million US contract has expired, slugger Manny Ramirez says he's interested in being a Blue Jay, now that John Farrell is the manager. ... Farrell and Ramirez were both with the Red Sox in 2007 and 2008. Even though both were in the Cleveland Indians organization earlier in their careers, their paths never crossed there. "Toronto has made a great acquisition. Farrell is a manager for whom I would like to play, and Toronto is a team I've liked since they had all those Dominican players in the 80's," Ramirez said in a Spanish ESPN interview. "I still have a lot of baseball left in me. I think that I can still bat if I keep myself healthy, and it is less probable to have an injury playing as the designated hitter," Ramirez said. (Toronto Sun)Comment

Optimistic Gilbert has no LeBron regrets

Just before opening the 2010-11 season, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, among other topics, looked back on his reaction to LeBron James' decision. Q: In retrospect, any regrets about your public reaction to the James decision? A: My letter was to the fans and supporters of Cleveland. People get a little confused because they think it was a general statement to the world or even to LeBron or to whoever. ... No, we don't have any regrets. We're looking forward to the future and we're focused on the future and all that other stuff, but I don't really think about it in that way. (The Plain Dealer)Comment

Singletary likely to remain in San Francisco

Niners owner John York was on hand at a London-area event with the team, and though no coaches attended the event, Mike Singletary's name did come up in advance of the team's meeting with Denver at Wembley Stadium. "Mike is our head coach," York said, affirming that will remain the case all season. "If we can stop giving the ball away, stop turning it over, I think we'll be OK." While York was at it, he also addressed a report that he and son Jed York "grumbled" about the coaching in Sunday's 23-20 loss at Carolina. "I'm not sure why someone would have said that," York said. "We were grumbling because we lost the game. I think we always grumble when we lose the game." (San Francisco Chronicle)Comment

Must-See Photo

The Ducks' Andreas Lilija and Stars' Stephane Robidas get tangled up en route to Anaheim's 5-2 victory at American Airlines Arena. ( Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and others talk about last night's match-up between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics.

Game To Watch

Rangers at Giants, 7:57 p.m., FOX

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