Former Major leaguer, Manny Ramirez, is now living the dream in Japan. He just arrived two days ago for a press conference (which was well attended by hundreds of fans and by the media) after signing a deal with the Kochi Island Fighting Dogs last year, and, now… he’s being treated like no other ballplayer in Japan has been treated before by an Independent league team according to Hochi sports.
Well, for one, Kochi just gave him a Mercedes Benz (team officials will drive for him) if he wants to go somewhere, two, all team practices are just optional for him, three, a pretty high valued suite for him to stay every night (estimated around 700 USD) compared to other players in the league, and lastly number four, delicious UNLIMITED SUSHI he wants to eat till the expiration of his contract.
Of course, Manny Ramirez can very much pay for these kinds of stuffs whenever he wants with the amount of earnings he have with his time in the Major leagues, but his team insists with this idea to give him the time of his life as long as he is still in Japan and with the organization.
Manny Ramirez also added that playing Baseball in Japan was his lifelong dream, and was very happy to finally accomplish it, he also said that he is open to play in NPB as long as interest is there. He is very passionate about the game, and would like to continue playing as long as that passion for Baseball remains strong.