Archive for the ‘Manny Ramirez’ Category

He’s almost back

June 24, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez was welcomed back to baseball with rousing cheers. In the minor leagues, anyway. Ramirez, easing back into playing shape after a 50-game drug suspension, suited up for the Albuquerque Isotopes as they beat Nashville 1-0. Ramirez wore No. 99 for the Dodgers’ top farm club. He played four innings and was hitless in two at-bats. The capacity crowd of 15,321 was the largest in Albuquerque’s baseball history.

How apropos is it that he is playing for the Isotopes? Is there anyone else in the world, real or fictional, that Manny resembles more than Homer Simpson? I think not. And apparently, the actual Isotopes were named after that Simpsons’ episode where Homer goes on the hunger strike to stop the Springfield team from moving to, you guessed it, Albuquerque. Anyway, Ramirez is almost off his suspension for doing PEDs, so we are only days away from the circus that will be LA when he does come back. Hopefully I will be out of the country when that happens.

That was close.

May 7, 2009

According to SI.com, Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and will be suspended for 50 games starting today.

Hopefully this isn’t a big joke or something, but Sports Illustrated is reporting it along with the LA newspapers. It wasn’t a big joke. He’s done for 50 games. Sucks to be him.

As if Jason Bay’s performance this year hasn’t been enough, this huge news makes that trade the Sox made exponentially better. Again, I’ve said it a lot, but it can’t be said enough, Thank you Pittsburgh. Truly, thank you. – Love, Boston.

UPDATE: Two sources told ESPN’s T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada that the drug used by Ramirez is hCG — human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a women’s fertility drug typically used by steroid users to restart their body’s natural testosterone production as they come off a steroid cycle. It is similar to Clomid, the drug Bonds, Giambi and others used as clients of BALCO.

Manny being greedy

February 27, 2009


Manny Ramirez has decided that $45 million over two years isn’t good enough for him, and he really does deserve the $100 million over four years that he and Scott Boras decided they both deserve.

Now I would like to know what Manny is smoking right now, because I would like to get my hands on it. Obviously there is no market for him outside the Dodgers and maybe the Giants, maybe. Neither one of them has come close to 4 years or $100 million and yet he still is waiting.

At this point, it really has no effect on me, because both teams are in the National League, and they don’t mean anything. But it’s getting annoying hearing about him rejecting offers without even seeming to think about them.

Though, on the other hand, the Dodgers are pansies and made it no secret that they need him to survive, thus giving him a large bargaining chip. In the end they’ll cave and offer him what he wants, he will act like a spoiled child again, they’ll hate him, and he will get traded to the Yankees to finish his career. The end.