Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Sad Case Of Manny Ramirez

Your humble scribe was a big fan of Manny Ramirez during his double-ring stint in the Hub. When he was nailed for violating the MLB drug policy while with the Dodgers, it made me re-think his greatness.

Now, as Major League Baseball confirms his second failed test, the unavoidable conclusion is that he has been juicing his entire career. In my mind, he should never be inducted into the Hall of Fame. It pains me to say this, since he was such an integral part of the '04 and '07 Championships. For all his lovable goofiness, he cheated the fans, his peers and himself. The fact are the facts, and if we are baseball fans as well as Red Sox fans, we have to be honest with ourselves.