Could it be the MLB finally gets it?
I never warmed up to Manny Ramierez. During recent MLB playoff games I would pour a stiff one and wait to be entertained (unless the playoff win-starved Chicago Cubs were involved). Then this slug would show up at the plate. His physical appearance sickened me.
There was never a better example of bad hygiene in all of sports unless we count Dennis Rodman. I have no problem with long hair on a man but Manny’s looked as if it hadn’t been washed for weeks.
Manny wore a helmet during the playoffs that was encrusted with a seasons worth of pine tar crud and had no intent of cleaning it off. Some may call it a superstition but I call it filth. Does Manny also wear the same pizz-stained jock for days without washing it while going through a hitting slump?
I can smell this guy without being anywhere near him. My personal experience with Chicago stew bums on the street for decades has taught me well. If a bum looks like he smells bad that bum probably does. How would you like to be the kid in the clubhouse that carried Manny’s game pants to the laundry?
Today Manny finally got his. It seems that doctor prescribed steroids are no different from steroids obtained from the street. Manny failed the test. The MLB seems to finally recognize that zero tolerance is the only way to save the troubled game.
A 50 game suspension is not enough. Manny should be banned from the great game for good. And take that crud-encrusted stinky helmet with you.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.