Manny Ramirez's contract in Japan is pure Manny.
The question of how to handle known steroid users in Hall of Fame voting is a thorny one, but many voters have settled on a chronological distinction. It doesn't hold up.
Manny Ramirez is 44 years old, and five years removed from his last MLB at-bat. So why is he going to play in a Japanese independent league? Because he's Manny.
In praise of players who go to work and do their jobs.
As he came to the plate with a runner on third with two outs in the first inning, the atmosphere in Taipei was electric. Fans screamed and chanted his name (“MANN-EEEEE”) while banging on unnecessarily loud cone-shaped noisemakers. Despite stranding...