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Manny Ramirez Charged With Domestic Battery

He allegedly knocked wife into a headboard

(Newser) - Retirement won't get him out of this one. Manny Ramirez was arrested yesterday and charged with battery, after his wife, Juliana, told police he had slapped her in the face so hard that she banged her head on their bed's headboard. Her injuries weren't serious enough to...

Star Slugger Manny Ramirez Fails Drug Test, Retires

Tampa Bay star tested positive in spring training

(Newser) - Another baseball star goes down: Manny Ramirez has retired after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug in spring training, reports the New York Times . It was the star slugger's third offense, and he would have faced a 100-game suspension. Ramirez didn't join his new team, the Tampa Bay Rays, on...

Phillies Grab 3-1 Lead on 9th-Inning Rally
 Phillies Grab 3-1 Lead 
 on 9th-Inning Rally 

Phillies Grab 3-1 Lead on 9th-Inning Rally

Rollins' two-run double brings home tying, winning runs against LA closer Broxton

(Newser) - Jimmy Rollins doubled with two out in the ninth inning to drive home the tying and winning runs as the Philadelphia Phillies stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven National League Championship Series. The visiting Dodgers had clawed out of an early 2-0...

Lee Leads Phillies to 11-0 Game 3 Win
 Lee Leads 
 Phillies to 11-0 
 Game 3 Win 

Lee Leads Phillies to 11-0 Game 3 Win

Defending World Series champs now up 2-1 over Dodgers

(Newser) - Cliff Lee dominated the Dodgers and Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth provided the big swings early as the Philadelphia Phillies cruised past Los Angeles 11-0 last night for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series. Lee provided another brilliant playoff start, striking out 10 and allowing only three hits...

Phillies Outslug LA in Game 1
 Phillies Outslug LA in Game 1 

Phillies Outslug LA in Game 1

Three-run shot from Ibañez in eighth stands up as winner in 8-6 win in NLCS opener

(Newser) - A three-run home run from Raul Ibañez in the eighth inning tonight gave the visiting Philadelphia Phillies the margin they needed to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-6, and take the first game in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. The defending-champion Phillies twice saw the Dodgers eat into...

Manny, Ortiz Both on '03 Doping List

(Newser) - Insiders say both Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz are on “the list” of baseball players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, the New York Times reports. Ramirez recently finished a 50-game suspension for taking a banned drug; it’s the first time Ortiz—Ramirez’s teammate on...

Manny Talks God, Ducks Drugs in Pre-Game Presser

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez ducked questions about drug use and praised the Lord hours before his scheduled return to the major leagues, reports. "First, I want to say that God is good and good is God," Ramirez told reporters in San Diego tonight. Asked about the banned substance...

Manny's Return Captivates Albuquerque

Ramirez heads to triple-A Isotopes

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez may play for the Albuquerque Isotopes tonight, and droves of locals are planning to be there, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Triple-A team sells 7,715 tickets for a typical game; tonight it expects up to 15,000. Fans aren’t much concerned about the slugger’s...

Suspended Manny Nears All-Star Spot

A-Rod not doing so well in votes

(Newser) - Despite his 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use, Manny Ramirez is in the running for a spot in the All-Star game, currently just 30,000 votes shy of an outfield post, New York magazine reports. While the media’s upset about it, the Dodgers’ owner likes the idea, and a...

Manny to Dodgers: Sorry
 Manny to Dodgers: Sorry   

Manny to Dodgers: Sorry

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez met with his Dodgers teammates today to personally apologize for flunking a drug test and drawing a 50-game suspension, the Los Angeles Times reports. Team management had encouraged the outfielder to talk with the squad. “He knows he made a mistake. I forgive him,” third baseman...

'Embarrassed' Manny 'Beat Up' Over Test: Torre

Suspended slugger may face team on road trip next week

(Newser) - Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez is "embarrassed" and "still beat up" over his failed drug test and 50-game suspension, Joe Torre told the Los Angeles Times. "It's not that he thinks it's unfair," Torre added. The Dodgers skipper talked to Ramirez yesterday. A source...

Dodgers Have No Way Out of Manny Deal

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers don’t have many options in dealing with confirmed doper Manny Ramirez, Sean Gregory writes in Time. Manny’s 50-game suspension is governed entirely by the drug agreement between the players association and Major League Baseball. There is no contract clause allowing the Dodgers to cancel...

Manny's Drug Excuses Don't Wash

Suspended slugger looks set to join baseball's hall of infamy

(Newser) - The only Hall of Fame that Manny Ramirez is now likely to find himself in is the one for lame excuses, Phil Rogers writes in the Chicago Tribune. Unless Ramirez, who says he flunked a drug test because of "a personal health issue," wanted to get pregnant or...

Ramirez Flunks Drug Test, Draws 50-Game Ban

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez has tested positive for a banned substance and will be suspended for 50 games beginning immediately, the Los Angeles Times reports. Reports have identified the substance as HCG, a drug commonly used to treat female infertility but also taken to raise testosterone levels at the end of steroid...

Manny Back in LA for 2 Years, $45M

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez will be back with the Los Angeles Dodgers for at least a year after contentious contract negotiations, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 37-year-old slugger, pending a physical, will sign a $45 million contract for 2 years, with an opt-out clause after the first year and a $25...

Dodgers Turn Down New Manny Offer
 Dodgers Turn Down 
 New Manny Offer 

Dodgers Turn Down New Manny Offer

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers tossed aside another counter-offer from Manny Ramirez's agent today, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sounding testy and calling the talks "a distraction" from spring training, team owner Frank McCourt said the two sides would "start from scratch" in negotiations. "And you...

Public Feud Bruising Manny, Dodgers

(Newser) - Teams don’t usually publicize their offers to players, but the Dodgers have publicized their offer to Manny Ramirez—in fact, they’ve publicized all four of them. And so LA is embroiled in a bizarre spring training, dominated by an ongoing negotiation/feud with a player who isn’t there....

Manny Rejects Dodgers' $45M Offer

Deferred payments deep-six deal

(Newser) - The Dodgers sent out an angry mass email last night, titled “Boras Rejects Dodgers Offer to Manny,” complaining that agent Scott Boras had shot down yet another offer—this time for a two-year, $45 million deal. But Boras says he didn’t reject the offer, he simply made...

Sox, Dodgers, Phillies Win Openers
 Sox, Dodgers, 
 Phillies Win 

Sox, Dodgers, Phillies Win Openers

Phillies, too

(Newser) - Jason Bay and Manny Ramirez both proved why they’d been acquired last night. Bay hit a two-run shot to give the Red Sox a lead they never relinquished, sending Anaheim to a 4-1 defeat, while the man he was traded for hit a solo shot in the Dodgers' 7-2...

Blogging Pitcher Should Stick to Sports
Blogging Pitcher Should Stick
to Sports

Blogging Pitcher Should Stick to Sports

Sidelined Schilling opines on McCain, Ramirez (still!)

(Newser) - Curt Schilling may be headed for retirement, but that hasn't stopped the pitcher-turned-blogger from tackling politics—he's a big McCain fan—and pressing issues such as Manny Ramirez. The moonshot outfielder "had not been a member of the Red Sox for over a month" when Schilling last weighed in,...

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