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Old 04-08-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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According to the MLB Network, Manny Ramirez has just announced his retirement.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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"Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," the statement said. "Rather than continue with the process under the Program, Ramirez has informed MLB that he is retiring as an active player. If Ramirez seeks reinstatement in the future, the process under the Drug Program will be completed. MLB will not have any further comment on this matter."
MLB announces Manny Ramirez is retiring after drug issue - ESPN

Vague language, but it sounds like Ramirez refused to take a drug test.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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MLB announces Manny Ramirez is retiring after drug issue - ESPN

Vague language, but it sounds like Ramirez refused to take a drug test.
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an issue under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention/Treatment Program
or failed a test. Either way, he's finished.

Not good for the Rays' chances this season.

They were probably the 3rd best team in their division.
0-6 to start the season.
Lost their best or 2nd best hitter.

This year doesn't look so good...might see them dump Damon, Shields, and Neiman.

Jennings, Moore and Archer might get called up a little bit sooner.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: right here
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MLB announces Manny Ramirez is retiring after drug issue - ESPN

Vague language, but it sounds like Ramirez refused to take a drug test.
He failed another drug test-so instead of taking a 100 game suspension he retired...another cheater
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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juicing?!

that's just manny being manny........
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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If we assume that this was a flunked test, then we may safely assume that the HoF voters will be giving Manny the Big Mac treatment. This would be his second time getting caught...after MLB clarified the rules.

This gives the voters a break in that they have well supported reasons to deny enshrinement to Ramirez. I'm thinking that for many of them, if Manny had not been caught, it would have been a hold your nose and vote for him anyway sort of dynamic. Ramirez had a lot of talent, but he never seemed to have very much respect for the game or his employers.

As with Bonds, his farewell to the game comes in the form of slinking rather than bowing out, of "retiring" but it being somewhat forced.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Leaburg, Or
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Manny , you suck . You are a disgrace to baseball and I hope you never get recognized for your efforts. If you could'nt play the game by the the rules - then get out, get lost, and get a job you don't have to cheat at. We don't want you in this game anymore. Baseball will be better off without you.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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This whole damned era of roid-ball is just sad as hell. My late uncles loved the game, played ball in the old industrial leagues in south Baltimore; they'd both be sick at this. There's enough money to be made without cheating, whether it's in baseball, auto mechanics, you name it. I'm not gloating in Manny's departure. Just sad; sad that OUR sport has been turned into a rigged, phony, and dirty thing, no longer a thing of joy.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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He failed another drug test-so instead of taking a 100 game suspension he retired...another cheater
^^^But at least he was able to suck another 100mil out of the league and their moron fans before finally getting bounced out for being a mediocre talent pre-juice.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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This whole damned era of roid-ball is just sad as hell. My late uncles loved the game, played ball in the old industrial leagues in south Baltimore; they'd both be sick at this. There's enough money to be made without cheating, whether it's in baseball, auto mechanics, you name it. I'm not gloating in Manny's departure. Just sad; sad that OUR sport has been turned into a rigged, phony, and dirty thing, no longer a thing of joy.
And he's one of what? 300? 400? Or about 75% of the big name hitters of the last 15-20 years plus pitchers etc?

Heck, I wouldnt even care about the roids so much but the fact that you can make 25mil hitting a baseball and 10million as a CEO and the CEO is the BAD GUY for being a fat-cat while the baseball player gets asked for autographs.

Meanwhile, we give out 150,000 visas a year for high paying tech jobs because our kids master sports and x-box and then ***** when they get their asses kicked academically?

The problem isn't manny....it's our culture where for a while (not anymore) you could live a great life being a jock and then floating off to the local factory to play on the company softball team.

We live in an idiocracy. However, that is changing.....people are realizing the value of oh....eating and not showering at the Y.
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