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Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Campanelli Stadium, Brockton
Sea Unicorns 10, Rox 5

Remember when you could see Ortiz, Ramirez, Martinez, and Foulke in action every night? Eighteen years after the Red Sox’ curse-breaking 2004 season, those names are in the lineup together once again. But this time it’s D’Angelo Ortiz, Manny Ramirez Jr., Pedro Martinez Jr., and Kade Foulke, the younger generation now heading into college and playing in the Futures Collegiate League as teammates on the Brockton Rox.

Outfielder Pedro Martinez Jr. played with an enthusiasm that reminded me of his father’s passion for the game.

I took in a game on an unseasonably cool and windy June night. Pedro Jr. played right field and D’Angelo manned third base. The opposing Sea Unicorns scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-5 win. At the end of the night, there were a total of 8 errors between the two teams. But in between, we got to see the sons of our favorites, even though we did miss their famous fathers by a day. (Papi, Manny Sr., and Keith showed up to throw out the first pitch on Father’s Day the next afternoon.) My photos from the game are below.

Third baseman D’Angelo Ortiz.
Outfielder Manny Ramirez Jr. didn’t make it into the game that night, but we saw him in the dugout.
I remember watching D’Angelo follow his Papi around in Spring Training when he was 6, even signing autographs as “D34” in Ft. Myers that spring. Now kids crowd around the dugout before the game in search of his autograph.
Pedro Jr. fields a single in right field, while the baserunner takes off for second.
Manny Jr. and D’Angelo in the dugout.
D’Angelo takes a lead off first base.
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