Some breaking news on the Red Sox radio broadcast: Manny Ramirez, on the roster of the Tampa Bay Rays, has announced his retirement from professional baseball.
Update: There’s been some murmuring regarding a drug-related issue. If this is actually a second violation, and not some residual issue from the first time he was caught, then a) he’s officially pissed away his Hall of Fame chances, and b) he’s officially the dumbest player in baseball history.
Update 4:40 pm: It is a new violation. Manny failed another drug test during spring training. He was facing a 100 (one hundred) game suspension, so he decided to instead retire. Sigh…
Here’s an old piece I wrote on Manny, ranking the top “Manny Ramirez Moments” during his time in a Red Sox uniform.