Manny Ramirez

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Keidel: Boston May Be Strong, But Boston Dead Wrong On Pineda

If you’re looking for any kind of contrition over Michael Pineda’s mysterious substance from the Yankees, Yankees fans, or New Yorkers … Fuhgeddaboudit. Especially if the demands come from the Red Sox, Red Sox Nation, or Bostonians.


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It’s Back! 2013 NFL Season Kicks Off With Ravens-Broncos Matchup

The NFL’s marketing machine put up gigantic banners of Flacco alongside Peyton Manning on the Broncos’ stadium to promote the league’s first game of the 2013 season. Fans are furious, Manning is miffed and Flacco is flummoxed.


Manny Ramirez poised to swing during his debut game on the island after joining EDA Rhinos in March, in Taiwan's southern Kaohsiung baseball stadium. (Photo credit: Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers Sign Manny Ramirez To Minor League Contract

The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. He has agreed to cut his dreadlocks.



TTYM: D-Wade Crashes A Prom, Harper Crashes Into A Wall, And Manny Crashes Taiwan!

  by @TaraLipinskyMore Columns here. It’s all about crashing in this week’s That Thing You Missed.  Jake “The Snake” Roberts crashes and burns while singing at a Braves game, Bryce Harper crashes into the wall, Manny […]


2013 Celtics (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) and 2004 Red Sox (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Giglio: Knicks-Celtics Series Is Far From 2004 Yankees-Red Sox ALCS

Outside of the cities that the respective teams represent, there is little that connects the 2004 Yankees and Red Sox to the 2013 Knicks and Celtics.


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MLB Fumes Over Reversal Of MVP Ryan Braun’s 50-Game Ban

Braun said all along that his suspension for a positive drug test would be overturned. He was right — and MLB isn’t happy.


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Marlins-Reyes Deal Prelude To Winter Meetings; More Big Moves To Come?

All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins provided quite a warmup for the winter meetings (sorry, Mets fans).


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Hartnett: AL MVP Voters Get It Right, Choosing Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander was the clear choice to win the 2011 AL MVP Award and was boosted by new-age statistics along with the usual criteria needed to capture the award.


This booking photo made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Manny Ramirez after being arrested Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, due to a domestic dispute at his Weston, Fla., home, police say. (credit: AP Photo/Broward County Sheriff's Office)

Manny Ramirez Arrested For Battery, Ordered To Have No Direct Contact With Wife

Manny Ramirez, one of the best baseball players ever to come out of New York City, is in hot water yet again. This time it’s not with Major League Baseball. It’s with the law.


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Keidel: Time For Yankees To Bean Ortiz And The Boys From Beantown

How should the Yankees handle David Ortiz’s theatrics? The genteel response is to assert the only way to stop such celebrations is to keep him from hitting home runs. Since that is impossible and, frankly, the meek man’s way of handling Big Papi, I must side with the second solution. Drill him.


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Mets Minor Leaguer Edgar Ramirez Suspended 50 Games

Mets minor league pitcher Edgar Ramirez tested positive for Methylhexaneamine, the commissioner’s office said Monday. He was penalized under baseball’s minor league drug program.


Manny Ramirez (credit: AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Keidel: The Fall Of Manny Ramirez

He entered fabulous and exits forlorn, his numbers penned into the books with disappearing ink. Like so many of his bulging brethren, Manny Ramirez’s legacy stirs in baseball purgatory.


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Manny Ramirez Retires Rather Than Face Drug Ban

Unwilling to face another drug ban, Manny Ramirez is leaving baseball and at peace with his decision while the sport confronts the specter of steroids again.


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Rays Slugger Ramirez Tells MLB He’s Retiring

Tampa Bay Rays slugger Manny Ramirez has notified Major League Baseball that he is retiring after being notified of an issue under MLB’s drug policy.


Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Johnny Damon throws with other position players during their spring training baseball workout at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Sweeny Says: Heeeere’s Johnny Damon

A little quality time with Johnny Damon is always fun. While he’ll always be remembered as a key member of the 2009 World Series Champs, he has also led a bit of an itinerant lifestyle as a baseball player.