Friday, April 08, 2011

Manny Retires

We interrupt your watching hypnotic dog squat .gifs to bring you breaking news: Manny Ramirez has just announced his retirement. More to come....

UPDATE: May be drug/MLB rules related.

UPDATE: From "Rays' Manny Ramirez to retire" at ESPN.com:

Major League Baseball announced the move in a statement on Friday.

"Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," the statement said. "Rather than continue with the process under the Program, Ramirez has informed MLB that he is retiring as an active player. If Ramirez seeks reinstatement in the future, the process under the Drug Program will be completed. MLB will not have any further comment on this matter."

UPDATE: From @injuryexpert:

Sources confirm to me that Manny Ramirez tested postive for a banned substance and rather than appeal, he retired.

Bad boy! Fool me once....

photo by J. Meric/Getty Images

32 comments:

Spank said...

That's a shame.

Paul said...

He picked the right place to retire. Shady Pines resort is just down the street from The Trop.

Paul said...

He might have to serve a 100 game suspension from any shuffle board leagues.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

If the jury comes in up here in Frisco, his news will get buried.

Friggin' ridiculous. So much for Cooperstown, Manny. He was already on the bubble...

Neeebs said...

No surprise. Move along. Nothing interesting to see here. These aren't the steroids you're looking for.

karina said...

it's very sad one of the very best hitters I've ever seen retires this way.

karina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/EricStangel/status/56456650583834624

Paul said...

Manny always bring up such conflicting emotions.

*runs out of the room crying*

Orel said...

Dog Squats, Manny Retires.

Just another day at SoSG.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I hear Leisure World is just a stroll from Tampa.

Orel said...

Aubrey Huff just delivered another dive-and-miss special.

Josh S. said...

Awfully nice of Manny to leave egg on another team's face before retiring. (Not as big an egg, mind you, but still...) I feel like he did us one last solid.

DelinO said...

Sounds innocent to me

Steve Sax said...

Holy shit, the Red Sox won a game

Steve Sax said...

I don't understand the retiring. Tampa Bay could have used him in August...

Josh S. said...

LOL at "Enjoy Cola" on Gameday's version of AT&T.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, I tuned into MLB tv on my iPhone just in time to see SF tie it up at 1 in the third. Fuck that shit, I'm turning that game off.

Josh S. said...

Screw you, Cardinals!

karen said...

Very sad about Manny. It was always exciting when he came to bat.


@Delin0...Love the avatar

Mr. Customer said...

Le sigh...

It was good while it lasted.

Paul said...

Wait how can you give up sox runs and still win? A's a Dodger fan this blows my mind.

Paul said...

Six runs.

Paul said...

Apostrophe? Really iPhone. My fingers can't be stopped (iPhone tried to correct "fingers" with "overs"...)

Josh S. said...

The Yankees gave up Sox runs.

Buncha lotnofs!

Josh S. said...

Marveling at Pujols' .160 average.

Mr. Customer said...

Lest I forget...

FUCK THE YANKEES!

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

well said.

Paul said...

Sox it Yankees!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Sax - Because it's Manny's second offense, he'd get 100 days to himself.

Dusty Baker said...

I saw that extraneous apostrophe, Paul!

Alex Cora said...

Who should I replace my 2 manny bobbleheads atop my bookcase with...

Dusty Baker said...

@AC

Guillermo Mota? Oh.

Paul Lo Duca? Oh.