Manny Ramirez hits his first home run of the spring

Manny has officially left Camelback Ranch. He just belted a 1-1 pitch from Seattle’s Ryan Rowland-Smith over the left field wall. Here in the press box we’re calling it about 385 feet. It cleared the 345-fence, the bullpen behind it and hit the party deck where a bunch of well-dressed people are sitting down for dinner.

Here’s a picture from the press box of Manny at the plate. It’s a cell phone so it’s really, really not much. But it gives you a sense of this place at night.