Cleveland Indians outfielder Manny Ramirez startled the fans at Jacobs Field in the first game of a double-header played last August 13 between the Tigers and Indians when it appeared he was trying to steal first base. Here is what happened.
In the bottom of the eighth inning Ramirez singled, scoring Omar Vizquel from second base. Manny proceeded to advance to second on defensive indifference. Then suddenly, and to the amazement of everyone, he ran back towards first. Ramirez was en route when Detroit pitcher Willie Blair fired the ball to shortstop Deivi Cruz who applied the tag on Ramirez.