Last night, Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramírez (above, photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images), 36, hit his 500th home run, joining only 23 other players who've achieved this mark. The two-time Hank Aaron Award winner (1999, 2002), who has a lifetime .312 average, is the third Dominican player, after Sammy Sosa (who has 609) and Alex Rodríguez (525) to achieve this honor. He's the first player ever to do so sporting a beautiful head of dreadlocks!
From Margaret Grimes, an event tonight you don't want to miss if you're going to be in NYC (I won't):
Sunday, June 1st, 8 p.m: Julie Patton's “Ghost of a Chance Defense Fun(d) Band” rent party, w/ Julie Patton (“voicesays”), special guest Henry Grimes, “Poet of the Air” (words, instrumental voicing), Brad Jones (bass), Drew Gardner (percussion), Rod Williams (piano), Paul Van Curen (guitar), and more, at the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C at 2nd St., Manhattan (NYC), www.thestonenyc.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-473-OO43. Juliesays: “So accustomed to throwing my own voice I no longer own it. Who does? … I exchange the tone poem (courtesy) my pause, self-contained in a room colandered for pipsqueak messages, every in an out.” NOTE: James Uhart and Gino Sitson follow at 1O p.m.