Michael Arace commentary: Ramirez took advantage of steroid era to get rich | The Columbus Dispatch

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Manny Ramirez on Friday walked away from baseball and, for him, it was economically feasible.
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Steve

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Apr 13, 2011
 
Make no mistake about it, Manny is stupid.

And we're even, I don't care about him either.

Since: Mar 10

Columbus, OH

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Apr 13, 2011
 
For that kind of money...juice for me. What kind of juice can a musician do?
art

Weymouth, MA

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Apr 13, 2011
 
today more than ever its more important to live high off the hog than anything in the world.. me me me and screw everyone else. when people all around the world meet people like this and think all americans are like this no wonder everyone hates us. this country has a huge case of control-freak itis, that has undone 50 years of foreign aid. living high off the hog will kill you faster than you can believe, just look at the ages on the obituary pages/ folks in their 90,s tell me we aren't the ones dying, it's the young ones all trying to be millionaires. they're running themselves into the ground/
Jimi Henrix

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Apr 13, 2011
 
Mayorarnett wrote:
For that kind of money...juice for me. What kind of juice can a musician do?
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daniel cooper

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Why the hell is the Grand Jury wasteing time with a baseball player. HE IS A BASEBALL PLAYER. Why is it that the Federal Grand Jury is not concerned with Political Corruption? Why is there no Grand jury investigation in regards to California Judges taking bribes? Not only are the Judges taking bribes but when they were exposed for taking bribes they had Polititions pass Senate bill SBX211 grating them RETRO ACTIVE IMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION for taking the bribes. Los Angeles Superior Court judges are currently getting $57,688.00 per year per judge on top of the pay and benefits they allready receive from the state. This additional money/bribes were declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL and therefor illegal under (Sturgeon v Los Angeles County) right after that decission they paid a lobbyiest to pass SBX211. Everything about Sbx211 is not only illegal but also unconstitutional.(see how to disqaulify your judge)
elccpa24

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You're an idiot. Manny made a name for himself with his great hitting long before he was accused of or linked to steroids. He's not like Bonds whose body shape changed and got better as he got older. Manny was a pure hitter period. His reputation was made long before the steroid allegatoins of possibly 2003. That's why he made his money. And why does everyone blame everything on the players when everyone involved is at fault? I'm tired of this entire topic. Just don't care anymore.
Stuck in the Stone Age

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Apr 13, 2011
 
elccpa24 wrote:
You're an idiot. Manny made a name for himself with his great hitting long before he was accused of or linked to steroids. He's not like Bonds whose body shape changed and got better as he got older. Manny was a pure hitter period. His reputation was made long before the steroid allegatoins of possibly 2003. That's why he made his money. And why does everyone blame everything on the players when everyone involved is at fault? I'm tired of this entire topic. Just don't care anymore.
You need to look at a baseball card or team photo from Manny Ramirez's first year in MLB: skinny, like Barry Bonds was when he first broke in with the Pirates. And like BB, got huge. I quit following baseball because of players having too little loyalty to teams and switching all of the time. That was in the late 80s - early 90s. With all of the revelations of steroid, etc. abuse, glad I didn't invest my time in watching the fraudulent play of the last couple of decades, as I would have been greatly disappointed, wondering what achievements were real, wondering what lessons were being learned by American kids about what it takes to be successful (hint: it doesn't come in the cream or the clear).

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