I just wish someone could file suit against Ramirez for fraud or some such nonsense. It's sad that a bum like this can walk away from the game with his multi-millions even though it's likely he'd have been out of baseball long ago without the drugs to carry him.
First of all, who the f%ck are you? God? You are definitely type judgemental. You need to seek counseling now . Holy crap, did Manny hurt your feelings? Secondly, I'm pretty sure Manny doesnt give a dammm. What was it he got the Bosox for? 8 years, 160 mil. Vaya con Dios, Manuelito. This ass, wasn't there watching you hit those bombs over at Washington High over in the heights when you were just 17...Misdirected anger bro, aim it at the dude at the top that didn't do crap until he had to...They need to legalize and regulate steriods in sports, problem solved...By the way I don't even like Manny...but you need to get it right..too much drama bro, too much drama...
I don't know if I would say good riddance. I have no dog in this hunt. Never been a Sox or Dodgers fan. I liked Manny. Sad to see him go. Sad that he could not stay clean. Sad the team was counting on him and he quit. Let's not talk Hall of Fame. Hall of Famers don't quit on their team that are built to win around you and you walk away less than a week in. I would just say bye-bye.
Are the Bosox fans finally going to admit that their World Series wins with Manny and Big Papi on roids was the only reason they won? I doubt it! How many other Red Sox players were taking them that same year? Their Series wins are tainted, big time!
....and where have you and your fellow sportswriters been the last ten years Mr. Miller. While I agree with mostly everything you said in your article, the hypocracy reeks as much as Manny's use of steroids, growth hormones or whatever else he chose to put in his body. Is your condemnation because of the drug use or because he got caught? The game of baseball is slowly being ruined by such cheating, and Team management, sportswriters, players union all turn a blind eye, it's not about the game anymore, it's about money, in every sport , at every level. Turn a blind eye and when some stupid sap gets caught, plead ignorance, Oh my god if only we'd known we could have done something, well you do know, all of you, from team owners to team mates, from player's unions to the fans and no one does anything, except claim righteous indignation, and condemn the one's stupid enough to get caught. Look at the players today, how many of the top preformers could pass a legitamate drug screening. Until there is an independent lab with the ability to do random tests, on anyone, at any time for any substance, and a policy of automatic lifetime suspensions for anyone caught, it's going to be the same old merry go round, we all know the Players Union would never stand for that, what we don't know is why not, do they condone drug use??? It seems that way to me, but what do I know, I'm only a fan, and old fan, I remember when players played the game for the love of the game, played hard, and played with the talent that God and hard work gave them. So mister Miller, you beat the drum for all our modern day Heroes, kiss their behinds for an interview , and if, or when they get caught, you can condemn them just like your have Manny. I suggest you keep an eye on Ortiz, he's off to a much better start this year, but you might notice that tapers out a bit now that Manny's been caught again. It did last time.
Take steroids (like all the other players that the MLB turned a blind eye to) and be a multi-million $ baseball star or live the life of the son of poor immigrants in NYC who can't speak the language?
I always looked forward to the next Manny moment and he had one of the best swings ever.
It was great to have him in Cleveland during his prime!
Spoken like a true loser Yankee fan. Looking for any way he can to somehow soothe those wounds of blowing a 3-0 ALCS lead to the hated rival. As for the tainted allegations, don't even bother to go there. Pot meets kettle and calls it black. Given enough time, it would take more than 24 hours to list the violations of A-Rod, et. al. I don't have the time and neither do you.
Manny being Manny!!!! As much as I hate steroids era, and the finger pointing that comes with it, watching Manny hit was always exciting. I am amazed at how easy he made it look time after time. Even though I dislike Manny as a person (from what the media shows of him) (quitting on his teammates, walking to first base after a walk, not hustling, and not going all out on defense), he did add a different personality to the sport. So Congrats on a good career and I hope you dont make the HOF
Baldaiz - "Their Series wins are tainted, big time!" Really?!!! Are you going to go there? Let's recap that magical Yankees run of World Series appearances and wins...Clemens, Pettitte, Giambi, A-Rod, and the list goes on. In fact, give me one team that won a series between the late 1980's and today, and I'm pretty certain that you'll find they had players that juiced.
As a die-hard Red Sox fan, I admit it's disappointing, but I put the majority of the blame on MLB. How long did everyone look the other way because records were being demolished and stadiums were full. Manny, like him or hate him, sold tickets, jerseys, and flat-out raked for a good period of time. So did Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, etc., etc., etc.
My point is: don't take away from the Sox because of Manny. Every team has a guilty party; some more than one.
When caught the first time, it was natural to at least consider giving him the benefit of the doubt that maybe Manny, heading toward his upper 30s, succumbed to Vitamin S temptation to combat advancing age.
Not sure this is a very accurate statement. Nothing was said while he was in Boston but then nothig was said about anybody in Boston with Mitchell running the MLB version of the Warreen Report. The fact is that soon as he was gone he was no longer protected and leaving the way he did made him a target for revenge. He was nailed ith the banned substance and then a report from the NY Times listed him with Ortiz as cheaters as far back as 2003 (for him- probably longer). Anyway, he was only 31 in 2003. That was MANNY BEING MANNY