06/26/09 8:19 AM ET
Mannywood to return to Dodger Stadium
Left field promotion to resume when Ramirez's suspension ends
By Bobbie Dittmeier / MLB.com
The Dodgers, who in late April named two sections of Field Level seats near the left field foul pole "Mannywood" and sold its seats in pairs, along with a Mannywood T-shirt, for $99, withdrew the promotion after Ramirez's May 7 suspension for violating baseball's drug policy.
Mannywood will return on July 16, when the Dodgers are scheduled to play their first home game after Ramirez's return.
"We decided to reopen Mannywood directly based on our fans' interest," Dodgers president and chief operating officer Dennis Mannion told the Times.
Barring rainouts, Ramirez will be eligible to rejoin the Dodgers on July 3, when the Dodgers play at San Diego to begin a nine-game road trip leading into the All-Star break. They are scheduled to open a 10-game homestand following the break with a four-game series against the Astros.
Ramirez has played in two games for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, going 0-for-3 with a walk, in preparation for his return.
Bobbie Dittmeier is an editor/producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.