According to NESN, Manny was toying with the idea of leaving LaLa Land for a knee-preserving role as a DH with an American League club in 2010. Of course, after weighing his options, he opted to stay with the Dodgers.

But just to think about it for a moment, I would have gladly welcomed Manny back as full-time DH, supplanting Ortiz in the line-up.

I can’t possibly be the only one. Can I?