Unwilling to face another drug ban, Manny Ramirez is leaving baseball and is at peace with his decision while the sport confronts the specter of steroids again.
Manny Ramirez retired after being caught violating the league’s drug policy.
”I’m at ease,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com by phone from his home in Miami. “God knows what’s best (for me). I’m now an officially retired baseball player. I’ll be going away on a trip to Spain with my old man.”
One of the game’s great sluggers, Ramirez tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and wasted little time in saying he was done with the game. (via Terra.com)
I’m a Red Sox fan. Always have been, always will be. That means, even when Manny left the club, I was still a fan because he was part of the Sox Dream Team. So I don’t want anyone to take this the wrong way — cause I do have a special space for him in my heart — but there is no way Manny did ‘roids. I mean, did you see him at the end of his career? He couldn’t have been fatter or lazier. I mean, unless ‘roids have the opposite effect than I imagine them to…? Am I taking crazy pills? This just doesn’t seem possible…