Dodger slugger Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. That’s too bad. I’d like to think that players have gotten the point and would just stop using already.
This is not good timing. The Dodgers broke the MLB record for home game season-opening winning streak with their win over the Nationals last night. Manny was a key actor in that win and many others for the team that has the best record in baseball.
This will hurt the Dodgers. The question is whether the Diamondbacks will be able to capitalize, and whether it will be with or without Al (oops) Bob Melvin at the helm.