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Mannywood Finally Gone from Flower Street

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, at 01:26PM
Mannywood: Before and After Eric Richardson

This Mannywood ad (left) hung on the side of 757 S. Flower from May of 2009 until this month, when it was finally removed (right) six months after the slugger was put on waivers.

Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers parted ways in August of last year, but the team's Mannywood promotion held out just a little bit longer on the streets of Downtown L.A.

A banner promoting the slugger had hung on the side of the parking garage at 757 S. Flower since May of 2009. The campaign was frozen in place by a legal fight between an advertising firm and the city, which has attempted to rein in supergraphics and other unpermitted outdoor signage.

Ramirez ended the 2010 season with the Chicago White Sox, and is reported to be near signing a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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