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In Wake of Ramirez Suspension, Players Have to Take Responsibility.

Published by on May 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Manny Ramirez is out. One of this generation’s most prolific hitters from the right side has been suspended for 50 games.

Ramirez’ agent, Scott Boras, said the positive test was triggered by a doctor-prescribed drug.

I don’t understand how a player can let this happen today.

Now the finger-pointing turns to Ramirez

The player has a responsibility here.  If you are taking ANY kind of substance, especially prescription drugs, you HAVE to go to the player’s union to get it cleared.  This is not the '90s.  This is not a time where everyone is in the heat of the Mitchell Report.  This is the era where testing for steroids and...

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