News On Manny: I'm Confused !!!

Bermuda BobAnalyst IIMay 7, 2009

PHOENIX - APRIL 10:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers prepares to bat during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 10, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers 9-4.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

In the words of the great philosopher, Feodor Chaliapin ...  "I'm Confused !!!"

I'm not a big baseball fan until maybe September after the US Tennis Open, but this year's Dodger's home streak has gotten my attention, so I have to ask the following:

If Manny had applied to MLB for a "medical dispensation" to take the medication prescribed by his physician then he would have been able to play, but because he didn't he is treated like a common criminal and suspended !!!  That's why I'm confused !!!

I'm not making a comment on steroids, etc. ... I have some very different ideas but now is not the time nor place for that discussion ... I just don't understand any of this !!!