Manny Worth His Weight in Ticket Sales

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The Dodgers sold more than 49,000 single-game tickets when they went on sale Saturday, a 33 percent increase from last year.

Fans bought 37,000 tickets on the first day of sales a year ago,
the team said. The Dodgers did not increase prices from 2008.

The sales boost came three days after Manny Ramirez and the team
reached agreement on a $45 million, two-year deal to bring the free
agent slugger back.

"Enthusiasm is high," said Dennis Mannion, the club's chief
operating officer.

The club, which brought back free agents Manny Ramirez, Casey
Blake, and Rafael Furcal, and which added such stars as Orlando
Hudson and Randy Wolf, held tickets at 2008 prices.