Manny Ramirez allegedly failed a spring training drug test and must serve a 50 game suspension. The drug apparently is used to restart testosterone in the body after coming off a steroid cycle. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball and will have to scramble to replace the Hall of Fame bound (before the suspension) slugger’s production…if they can. I have so many thoughts on this entire era but I think baseball has been complicit. Embarrassing for the sport, but it’s time to man up Bud. All of this in my opinion validates Bonds. Try as some could to paint Barry as Public Enemy #1, but the truth is slowly but surely coming out.
“Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy,” Ramirez said. “Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility. I have been advised not to say anything more for now. I do want to say one other thing: I’ve taken and passed about 15 drug tests over the past five seasons.”
Baseball has a serious problem if they can’t keep their stars on the field. I do think it’s the player’s right to be able to take care of their bodies (as far as the wear and tear 162 games puts on their bodies) but we don’t have enough information in that regard. Apparently, Manny got caught and now has to pay the price…he stands to lose 7 million…but will still walk away with around 38 million.
Remember, he hasn’t had his day in court.