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Money Man Manny Ramirez: It's Baseball Business, Baby

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 13:   Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat during a Spring Training game against the Texas Rangers on March 13, 2009 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Steve StevensonContributor IApril 2, 2009

Money Ramirez was doing what any other business man would of done. You play and learn baseball to be fun as a kid. When you are a grown man raising and supporting a family it's your job.

Baseball is a business—period.

Money Man Manny Ramirez knows well what happens when his flabby arms can't swing the bat anymore. You're fired ! Get the money while the money is good.

Baseball players, like all professional players are like CEO's of corporate America. Hire on, make some serious cash, then move on.

Besides, who was the last player in professional sports that turned down millions and said "My loyalties are here on this team and no amount of money will pull me away."




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