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So What Will The Dodgers Do with Those Mannywood T-Shirts?

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Manny Ramirez, in happier days pictured here, was suspended this morning for 50 games. AP File Photo

So Manny Ramirez got a 50 game suspension for violating the Joint Drug Agreement still hasn't sunk in. Ramirez will not appeal the suspension and will be eligible to come back on July 3, the start of a weekend series at the San Diego Padres. He will lose in excess of $7 million in salary due to the suspension.

Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt issued a statement saying, “We share the disappointment felt by our fans, our players, and every member of our organization. We support the policies of Major League Baseball, and we will welcome Manny back upon his return.”

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This will be the only statement by the Dodgers until Joe Torre meets with the press at 4:30 today.

There are a lot of reports coming out all morning. Please keep in mind that nothing below is confirmed or etched in stone.

With all of that out there, I have always believed that Ramirez was on something. The same way I believe that Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Adam Dunn, Derek Jeter and most baseball players are on something. The simple fact is that there is still no test for human growth hormone, so the illusion of saying that baseball is clean now is just naive.
It's also naive to believe that this was a case of Manny not knowing any better despite the statement he issued this morning.

I really tried to be shocked by the news this morning, but unfortunately I'm not. With the specter of the "Steroids Era" hanging over baseball and remaining unresolved we will see more days like this across the country.

So the question remains: what WILL the Dodgers do with those Mannywood t-shirts?