Needless to say, many thought Manny Ramirez was the most immaculate and lovable guy. Many thought of him as a funny character that wore baggy pants and pockets outside of, well, his pockets. Beyond his sex appeal, Manny was known for being Manny, a theme that wore off the faces of Red Sox nation in a haste.

But all went well in Hollywood, where now the Manny Being Manny frolic sickens, betrays and disappoints faces in Hollywood quickly. Before the antics with TV camera’s where fine, the jokingly press conferences where acceptable, the dreadlocks hairpieces where hot items, and the No. 99 jersey was a top seller on the market.

Um! Not too sure if that remains in context, finding out Manny’s behind-the-scene life, which became evident that Manny isn’t being Manny. In latest infractions that unconcealed another dark shaded spot on baseball, links out Manny's name.


And like Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, Mark McGuire and Barry Bonds, he’ll join the list as a sickening, contaminated player. Suddenly, Mannywood is damaged from shameful stupidity. It's a non-existing town as a banned substance used by Manny literally dropped a bombshell, and the only option for the brainless outfielder is to elude from the rubbish.

Now that he'll leave until July 3 for something stupid, Dodgers Stadium collapses, very fortunate it hasn't taken a massive slide down the steep hills of Chavez Revene. It's very sicken and the town is lost through the rummage as another juicer self-destructs and could wind up as the next betrayer on Capital Hill, a idiot who couldn't read between the lines and understand any drug could jeopardize a great hitter's psyche.

It entrapped Ramirez to sabotage what could have been a World Series or a lively town in Mannywood. It's pointless, why should we devote our sympathy and accolades to a player who cheated and misleads us until finding out he's a con and a rip-off watching reanimate a team by doping, habits that humiliated and scorned psyche as Ramirez wasn't smart enough to have a conscience.

As many know, he was supposed to be the purist hitter in baseball, the greatest slugger, the guy responsible for transforming the Dodgers into a legitimate squad. In everyone’s vision, the team might be legitimate, but as far as it goes for Manny, this might be the time to start questioning his performance level.

Most of all, it’s hard to suggest if his bombers were legit or a fraud, guessing there’s a legit understanding that it’s a fraud. And already I feel betrayed and misled by a player thought to be the great hitter in baseball. You could throw it all away, it want do any good for us or Major League Baseball.

The sport itself is damn near damaged for obvious reasons, Bud Selig, a laidback commissioner who’s too careless to declare stricter measures on the game, which gives players the authority to violate laws of the game.

The Steroid Era will last to the eternity, as long as there’s an apathetic Selig allowing performance-enhancing drugs to slide and further corrupt baseball. Of late, the darkness have came crushes down on the majors. First, as we all know from the annoyance, Rodriguez was the first suspect to be identified as a steroid user recently.

Before then, there were guys like Bonds, a scrutinized wannabe slugger that had syringes tossed at home in the on-deck circle or in left field during his record-setting home chase of Hank Aaron, becoming a tainted individual and the world’s most disliked player because of his arrogance and forgery tainted on the game that’s still trying to earn its credibility.

There was McGuire, yes, the guy that refused to talk about the past when questioned at Capital Hill. And even alleged pitcher, Clemens, who's a big liar, if you read between the lines, sat in front of congress confounded.

Then, there’s A-Fraud, the Yankees third baseman who everyone believed was clean until his name was released on a 104 player’s list that he tested positive for steroids, which should have most of you confused as he has already used several difference describing the damn story.

And now foolish nonsense that Ramirez used artificial testosterone according to sources, a women’s fertility substance used to restart the natural testosterone spurt in the finish of a steroid cycle. Either way, it’s a substance that cost him harshly, banned with a 50-games suspension and if Ramirez likes making excuses, then he can make any excuses.

But as we know obviously, the league isn’t buying it, and I’m not buying it. The 50-games punishment was handled accordingly, and it's something he deserves. He brought it on himself, so now he must pay consequences for violating a drug policy that damages his reputation additionally and credibility that has been lost since leaving the Red Sox.

He quit on his teammates and became a cancer by the swirling disturbance, making rounds through the clubhouse, on the field and even among disgruntled fans. And now, their responses are so what. Even though he failed the drug test, Ramirez is trying to clean up the toxic waste, mentioning in a statement that he received prescriptions under a doctor’s permission for health problems.

Sorry, I’m not buying anything a player says these days, when caught or names test positive for performance enhancers. I just laugh and say to myself here we go again, another doper. For all we know, Ramirez could be lying to salvage his credibility among fans which isn’t lost among Dodgers fans.

Today, fans don’t care if a star of theirs is a cheat, really all they’re concern with are wins. Ramirez has certainly produced ever since joining the Dodgers last season before the Major League non-waiver trade deadline. It was the buzz swirling around the city that Ramirez was en route to the Dodgers, arguably in the best midseason trade.

They acquired him in part of a three-way deal from Boston, a team that had enough of his moodiness and self-centered tendency, which ended in an ugly separation where Ramirez established a resume of cleanness, well, a resume of fraud.

Now, to accept that he’s a legitimate MVP of the 2004 World Series, breaking the curse to win a title for the first time since 1918 and then another title when they swept the Colorado Rookies in the World Series, all the championships are misunderstood and distinguished as a tainted hypothesis.

It doesn’t mean anything if he was using them at the time, which is unknown and might never be detected. As the 600 home run club looms closer for Ramirez, who owns 533 career home runs, he'll lose accolades and dignity among the game.

He has fallen as people won’t ever embrace or visualize him as the same greatest hitter in this era, discerned as a tainted player in some people’s point of views. To some, he's an unsure player who boldly assumed he'd never experience punishment. But all alone, he was a part of the Steroid Era, and he’s not alone as there are more unknown cheaters laying down avoiding scrutiny and shame.

Clearly, baseball has brought deceit and shame, a devastating combination that has ruined this era of baseball. You wonder whose next in line as the drug user, you wonder which player will lie next and fail a drug test or gets ratted out. Whoever the next suspect is entering name onto the contaminated list shouldn't be a surprise.

Ramirez wasn’t a surprise, though I have never suspected him of using performance-enhancing drugs, whether if it was prescribed or not. I assumed that he was a pure player in the game, a slugger that could be trusted, but apparently no one in the majors could be trusted.

If Ramirez respected the game, he wouldn’t be portrayed as a cover up or a liar who have to serve a harsh suspension. If he respected the game and hadn't allowed a personal doctor to prescribe a tainted drug, knowing baseball’s regulations, misery wouldn't have backfired in Manny’s face ruining Hall of Fame and loving marriage among fans.

Once lovable, but now he's a liar. Once humorous, but now he's a fraud. Once a slugger, but now he's an average drug user, which makes his batting average precarious. Sure, Ramirez felt he could beat the system, and knew exactly what he was taking. Every player knows their bodies, and know what they’re taken. When ever they're caught, they always create lies trying to make life less miserable when they should have thought about it before using the damn substances. Guess we can use A-Rod’s sympathy card, “naïve and stupid”. That’s exactly how they react when caught.

Yes, stupid.

He might have dented the Dodgers fast start, leading the team with a .348 batting average, 6 home runs, 20 RBIs in 27 games. This very easily could have been the year he won the National League MVP award, and piled up a number of All-Star votes.

None of that matters anymore, as foolish conspiracy ruined a dominant season that could have wasted entirely. More further, a promising legacy is destroyed that definitely was a new start in the making with the Dodgers restoring life in a city, which nearly hasn't reveled since 1989 when Tommy Lasorda led as skipper and Kirk Gibson shocked the Dodgers themselves with an electrifying homer. Today, Ramirez's presences has meant a lot, and now that he’s suspended, it could dent a promising season.

Good news is the Dodgers are off to a good start, with an unbeaten 13 game-winning streak at home, which measures up as an asterisk. Bad news is they could fall into an unpleasant losing streak and suffer their first lost at home.

What postulated as a Mannywood story into Manny being a dope is awful, after we speculated it was a lovable motion picture coming to life before ruining a script and becoming an asterisk.


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