After serving a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy for seemingly the 24th time last year, the 12-time All-Star remained in the minors when the ban ended on May 30.
“The A’s treated me amazingly during all this time, but sadly didn’t have space for me and this is something I can’t control,” said Ramirez, 40, who was charged with domestic battery in September 2011 and inked a $500,000 minor league deal with Oakland this past February. “I’m going home to continue my training hoping to get the chance to play again. I’ll be waiting for that call and if God believes (playing) is the best for me, then it’ll happen. If not, I’ll understand.”
Ramirez, a Dominican-American who was raised in the Washington Heights section of the New York City borough of Manhattan, has now been employed by six organizations since making his professional debut with the Cleveland Indians on September 2, 1993.
The nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner, who amassed 555 homers, 2,574 hits and 1,831 RBI in 18 seasons, maintained he doesn’t want to retire and if a MLB team doesn’t call, he will “play in Japan or some other place.”
Ramirez, the 2004 World Series MVP, is a moronic diva who isn’t taken seriously because whenever he’s a jackass it’s simply deemed as “Manny Being Manny.”
The Steroid Era was an epidemic that tainted the entire sport of baseball.
Still, probably due to his nonexistent intellect, Ramirez deserves to be the face of all cheaters.
For the betterment of America’s pastime and athletics as a whole, hopefully, Manny Ramirez will never “get the chance to play again.”by