Thursday, May 07, 2009

Taking "Mannywood" to Another Level

Headline by Dusto Magnifico. Nice work!

From Tim Brown and Steve Henson at Yahoo! Sports:

Source: Ramirez’s substance a sexual enhancer

A source close to Manny Ramirez said Thursday that the illegal substance for which the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger tested positive was not "an agent customarily used for performance enhancing."

At least not on the baseball diamond. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the substance is supposed to boost sex drive. It is not Viagra, but a substance that treats the cause rather providing a temporary boost in sexual performance, the source said.

Ramirez tested positive for the substance during spring training, then was administered a second test more recently, and it also was positive. Major League Baseball notified Ramirez of the second positive test after Wednesday night’s Dodgers victory over the Washington Nationals. Ramirez admitted to having taken the substance and declined to appeal.

Bring on the Schadenfreude!

UPDATE: As usual, SoSGers and our commenters deliver. Nic j gets in on the "Mannywood" fun:

Takes sitting in the mannywood section to a whole new level.
Alex Cora said...
Oh and Pierre has no wood - Pierrestick.

Erin said...
Manny apparently has no wood either, if the latest report is true, so he and Juan have something in common.


Alex Cora said...


Steve Sax said...

I never realized that the side effects of Cialis include having an OPS over 1.000.

Or earning $20M/year, for that matter.

NicJ said...

Hey we have some money now. I'm sure barry bonds can still hit some home runs.

Think about it.

Ps. Takes sittingn in the mannywood section to a whole new level.

Ugh. Bostonians are already flooding the la sports talk airwaves.

Unknown said...

Im in Boston and holding strong. All I am talking about is Kemp moving up in the order...and Pierreville.

Erin said...

As a Red Sox fan, I will say that my fellow fans will probably go overboard, but they have the right to gloat a little. Even if this is just a case of "Manny being Manny" and neglecting to get permission to take a prescription to make his penis bigger or whatever, Bostonians put up with a lot of crap from this guy for a long time. Not to say that he didn't make up for it on the field most of the time, but still. It'd be crazy to expect Boston not to have something to say about it.

Fred's Brim said...

"You have to find a new hen fight to drink your liq',
Ten years later, see how Enzyte'll shrink your... wallet" - MF DOOM

Dusto_Magnifico said...

I hope Paul gets the nod as starter!

NicJ said...

Breaking the curse and two rings. Wish the dodgers had a player that gave the dodgers that kinda crap. Granted that manny is a bit of a hassel. These people in the radio are making it seem like juan pierre was playing left field in Boston.

Erin said...

People believed what the media tells them about Ramirez, or at least they did when he was in Boston. I don't really like that he pushed some old dude down while he was there, but I also don't officially know the circumstances. The numbers don't back up the idea that Manny was phoning it in the last month in town, either. It's hard to know what is going on in that guy's head at any point.

Regardless, I think I'm going to be a little bit embarrassed to be a Dodger fan for a few days, because when one of my guys does something wrong, it's as though I've done it, or at least allowed it to happen.

Snarktwain said...

F.B.-nice DangerDoom reference!!!