When Manny Ramirez was with the Boston Red Sox in 2004, he once went up to the team's traveling secretary, Jack McCormick, and asked for 16 tickets to a game. McCormick told him it was too late to fulfill such a request, angering Ramirez, who yelled at McCormick and shoved him to the ground. Ramirez was 31, McCormick 64.
Ten years later, during a reunion of the 2004 World Series champion Red Sox, Ramirez attempted to make amends.
"I went and spoke to Jack," Ramirez told ESPNBoston on Wednesday. "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.' "
McCormick accepted his apology, according to Ramirez.
Ramirez went on to say he has changed his life since his 2011 arrest for allegedly hitting his wife.
"When I went to jail with that problem with my wife, they didn't let me see my kids for two or three months, and one day I woke up and looked at myself in the mirror and I said I needed a change. I started going to Bible studies, I saw it was good. God helped me to change my life."