Dodger's Ramirez tests positive?

ESPN: "Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games for violating its drug policy." - The word is it's not steroids and was a substance prescribed by a physician. Look, if he was prescribed a drug by a doctor don't you think he'd report that to someone, just in case it could result in a positive test? I'm guessing the dude is just using something on the banned substance list and got caught.

Manny is now Alex Rodriguez best friend. I honestly believe Rodriguez is still using, just look at his growth over the past four to five years.



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Why, well let me tell ya... "NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi lashed out Sunday at a potentially damaging biography of Alex Rodriguez, questioning why the book was written and its accelerated release date." - Really? Let's see... famous, arrogant, baseball player plus illegal drug abuse equals money for someone, right?

Major League Baseball's steroid problem is a train wreck. First off, the players shouldn't have used steroids when they were declared against the rules. If they'd come clean when the investigations started, and the now infamous list was created, this would've all died off. Andy Pettitte came clean, he's been forgiven, and the transgression against the sport forgotten.

MLB will survive and it'll be better for it. Maybe they should consider allowing performance enhancing substances? Monitor it, completely, via MLB provided doctors. Then everyone could, if they wanted, be on a level playing field. I'm not saying it's a good idea, but it would prevent this form of cheating in the game.

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ESPN: "Undoubtedly, the Yankees would have preferred that Alex Rodriguez sit down with all reporters one time. He chose to speak with Peter Gammons last week, however, giving all other reporters a week to comb over the transcript of the interview and find the loopholes in what he said , whether they were intentionally crafted or not." - I don't believe a word Alex Rodriguez says. Has anyone paid attention to the change in his size since he joined the Yankees? Coincidence? I think not. Chances are he's still juicing, but with something undetectable. He's one of those guys that's all about image. Everything is orchestrated, every little thing. When questioned outside what he'd rehearsed, he couldn't answer the question. The thing that puzzles me, is why lie further? His test was positive for two things, unless that test was tainted, he's lying about what he took. Why not come clean?

Also, things begs the question, why not have professional leagues where performance enhancers are allowed and monitored by the league? You're a pro, if you want to juice, juice. If you don't and you can still compete, more power to you. What about two options, one league that allows steroids, one that doesn't?

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Nightmare in the Emerald City

ESPN: "The thing is, though, Seattle's sports year isn't even that bad yet as Big Lo lies in the hospital with summer approaching. The Mariners aren't even halfway to becoming the first team to lose 100 games with a payroll of more than $100 million, nor have they fired their first manager of the season, let alone their second. The Washington Huskies have yet to suffer a single one of their historic 12 losses or fire their coach or get called for delay of game on their first play from scrimmage. (Delay of game on your first offensive play of a game -- how is that possible? What, did Kenny G play the national anthem?) The preseason magazines hitting the newsstands are picking the Seahawks to win the NFC West for the fifth straight year, not lose 11 games (and counting) on the way to saying goodbye to their coach, Mike Holmgren. And most importantly, the SuperSonics trial over their lease has yet to begin, so there still is hope they will remain in Seattle rather than move to Oklahoma @$&%ing City." - Maybe 2009 will be better.

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PayRod, you bad boy

Sport Illustrated: "Cynthia Rodriguez, who married the New York Yankees star in 2002, said the marriage is over because of the All-Star third baseman's extramarital affairs, according to reports that appeared Sunday on the Web sites of Houston television station KTRK and The Miami Herald." - Is it just me or does Mr. Rodriguez look a lot bigger than he did when he arrived in New York? Could he be juicing along with stepping out on his wife?

Hey, I'm just sayin...

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National Champion Fresno State Bulldogs!

Fresno Bee: "OMAHA, Neb. - It happened, just as it does in the fairy tales. A happy ending to complete this Cinderella season. A movie based on real-life memories that won't go away anytime soon. Maybe not ever." - The "Wonderdogs" do the impossible. Congratulations Fresno State!


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ESPN: "After spotting Georgia a five-run lead in the third inning, Fresno State struck for 15 runs over the next three innings for a 19-10 victory in Game 2 of the College World Series finals." - Unbelievable! Little Fresno State is one game away from a National Title.

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Traded for 10 bats?

Sports Illustrated: "For now, Odom is headed to the Laredo Broncos of the United League. They got him Tuesday from the Calgary Vipers of the Golden Baseball League for a most unlikely price: 10 Prairie Sticks Maple Bats, double-dipped black, 34-inch, C243 style."


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