LAst Night's Action: What Is Going On Here?
"Free Manny" shirts being sold outside of Dodger Stadium. AP Photo/Danny Moloshok
Bill Plaschke is mad and Kurt Streeter is wondering where the outrage is. While there are some people who are hurt and betrayed by Manny Ramirez testing positive for hCG, are any of us really that surprised?
When the news broke Thursday of Manny's 50 game suspension, there was that initial moment of shock and denial. But in this age where nearly every superstar has been outed as users, nothing should be surprising.
We should all remember that there is no test for human growth hormone. Consequently every baseball player is under suspicion. Albert Pujols who played through last season with one arm. Derek Jeter who has been the picture of consistency. Ichiro Suzuki who is a hitting machine. Are they all using? Perhaps not, but with no definitive test available we can't rule that possibility out.