With all due respect, Jay, this 'article' is from the local rag's gossip column.
Not exactly the best source.
From the Globe on May 20, 2006:
&iManny Ramírez was late getting back from the offday, appearing on the field about eight minutes before 6, when the team already had begun batting practice. Francona said Ramírez had informed the team that he'd be a bit tardy; Ramirez, who often eschews BP on the field, took some swings with his regular group last nighti&