Manny Ramirez has positive drug test

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez will reportedly be suspended 50 games for using performance enhancing drugs. According to Bill Shankin and Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Ramirez will begin his suspension tonight and it will end on July 3, 2009.

At 21-8 the Dodgers currently have the best record in baseball and have a 6.5 game lead in the NL West. Ramirez has a team leading six homeruns and .348 batting average.

Manny is by far the biggest star to be suspended under the MLB’s testing program and is the second highest paid player in the league. The highest paid player, Alex Rodriguez, was outed for using steroids in February.

As it currently stands, the leagues two biggest stars are cheaters. Maybe Bud Selig should meet with Jose Canseco to get more names and possibly put an end to the steroid era that has plagued the league for the last decade. Conseco stated both Ramirez and Rodriguez were using, he’s a cheater and maybe a snitch, but has yet to be wrong.

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  1. Keezy W. says:

    People may as well start accepting steriods as a part of baseball during these times

  2. Los Brown says:

    True. Its embedded too deep into the culture of the sport. Steroids will be a part of baseball forever. Guys will just find more drugs that hide detection, something Manny should have did.

  3. S. Evans says:

    From hearing more of the story, it sounds like he tested positive for a substance that is used to hide detection

  4. Keezy W. says:

    They need to talk to that doctor

  5. Los Brown says:

    You mean the imaginary doctor

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