Manny Ramirez: Stupid is as Stupid Does

The whole Manny Ramirez thing pisses me off.  Sorry for the language , but there is no way to sugar coat this.  Just when you think the steroid era is going away , up pops Manny to remind us all over again.  Were you jealous of the publicity the Barry Bonds trial was getting, Manny?

The question is why?  Did he honestly think he could get away with it?  What, they don’t take drug screens in spring training.  You failed once already, doesn’t that make you a candidate to be tested even more?  You’re either really stupid or really arrogant.  Kowning what I know now, your’re really both.

What a shame, Manny being Manny isn’t about being goofy anymore, now its all about cheating.  Why can’t these aging athletes just accept the fact that their time has past.  The new era of training makes these younger guys superior athletes.  I think the days of players in their late 30′s, early 40′s is gone.  Accept it and go out with class. 

Everyone was down on Brett Favre last year, but at least he took it like a man.  He thought he had one more good year left in him and instead of cheating, he let the beatings he took week after week last year convince him it was over.  Not so with Manny, he felt he had one good last cheat left in him.

I feel bad in so many ways, too many to bore you with.  Let me share the two most poignant points. 

I feel bad for Tampa Bay, a team that already lost the best left fielder and closer in the game.  A team of young kids that was an inspiration to all of us the past few years, made us all believe that money doesn’t buy winners, hard work does.  First they lose Evan Longoria to injury and now they lose Manny.  How many seats will be empty now?  A sad situation for a classy team and a great Manager. 

Secondly, and I hate to admit it, this does taint the Red Sox World Championships.  That my friends is what really pisses me off.  Maybe it doesn’t effect the 2007 team as much as the 2004 team.  2007 was more about Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and the beginning of Jacoby Ellsbury years. 

2004 was all about Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz.  The most lethal back to back hitters since Gehrig and Ruth.  There was a time when there was a sea of #24 jserseys at Fenway, not anymore.  Manny being Manny used to make people smile and laugh, what a shame.

So enjoy Spain with your old man, Manny.  There will be no more batting titles, now more World Championships and definitely no invitation to Cooperstown for you.

I avoided writing about this for a couple days, I didn’t think it was worth my time.  But, the more I read and hear about it the angrier I get.

Let’s get the Roger Clemens trial over with and get on with it for crying out loud.  Isn’t there some deserted island that we can ship all of these has beens to?  You’re like gnats swarming over our heads, pass me the bug spray please.

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  • Rob

    When I told you add Manny and Ortiz to the list last week I never anticipated this happening. The Rays just can’t catch a break. Personally, I think the rules on Steroids are not strict enough. Manny got away with it 3+ times before he had to retire. And even now, all his tainted stats will stand. Coming from a guy who knows full well how many Yankees have dabbled in the juice, the only one I still have any respect for is Andy Pettitte. You can say what you want about him but I insist he only used the stuff in the off season to get over injuries. And even then, he did it twice. It’s disappointing but I think his career work was still strong enough to earn him a bid into Cooperstown. What do you think?

    All in all, I’m willing to take the good with the bad and say if you test positive even once, they give you a hair test. If you fail that, you sit for the season. Do it again and you can go join the Chicago Black Sox.

  • Rick Meegan

    Rob, I suppose they need to stick to the three strike rule. If it were me,I would have fail once, sit the season, fail twice, goodbye forever. Steroids is not like substance abuse where you have addiction. The Josh Hamilton’s of the world need support where the Manny’s deserve abolishment.

    As far as the Pettitte situation, time will tell. I think the first litmus test will be if Curt Schilling gets in or not. Then we will see if the writers are a forgiving bunch or not.

    As usual, I enjoy your comments.

  • Rob

    Yea, you enjoy my comments until you get to the “Yankees Suck!” blog post. lol

  • Rick Meegan

    I did see that comment and I will respond later, I need to think about that one for awhile….Touche (again)

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