Defend Manny, but Do Not Expect Us to Take You Seriously

Jeff MoodyContributor IMay 7, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 15:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on with his long hair during batting practice before the game against the San Francisco Giants on April 15, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  All Major League Baseball players wore #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson day.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

You’ve got to be kidding. Manny didn’t know what he was taking was illegal? You buy that, Peter Gammons?

He tested positive for HCG, a fertility drug used to increase testosterone production (which players need after a steroid cycle to normalize testosterone levels).

Why would he need this drug? It’s not Viagra, it has a specific purpose to baseball players and is abused.

These analysts that are defending Manny are off their rocker. Do we really believe that these guys don’t know what they’re doing?

Here’s a thought: You get paid $25 million. Don’t take the doctor’s word for it. Send it to the MLB and make sure they approve it. Check it against their PUBLISHED LIST!!!!

Sorry for the yelling, but I could not help myself. He cheated and deserves to be punished.

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