Note: Mike’s on his honeymoon until September 28! Enjoy this auto-published post and help pray that some giant breaking news didn’t drop minutes before this fun yet otherwise fluffy post went up.
I know a lot of you hate Manny Ramirez, and that’s fine. He’s certainly no saint, and his incredibly achievements as a Dodger will forever be tainted by his bust for PED usage. While I think there’s a pretty serious argument to be had that PEDs don’t cause nearly the improvement in performance as people like to think they do – there’s no way that the production Manny put up over his career was due more to drugs than his own talent, and people tend to forget that for ever star who gets busted, dozens or hundreds of lesser players enhance and get nothing out of it – I know that plenty of fans will never, ever forgive him.
That’s fine, I suppose. But I also know that whenever the Dodgers play the Reds, I will always think of what he did coming off the bench on July 22, 2009, for his own bobblehead night: