Ken Rosenthal has an exclusive interview with Manny Ramirez. As we saw last week, Manny wants back in baseball. That may be a pipe dream, but it’s not anything new.
What is new is Manny speaking openly about his two PED suspensions:
He received a 50-game suspension in ’09 and was on the verge of a 100-game suspension in ’11, but he referred to his discipline as “the best thing happened to me.”
“I appreciate what I have more,” he said. “And I know I’ve got to take care of it. Before I do something, I’ve got to think twice: ‘If I do this, this is going to come out.’
“Before you did things and you didn’t worry about the consequences. Now you’ve got the knowledge and experience. You know you’ve got to do the right thing.”
Good interview. Manny is still pretty deluded in my view, but he’s now more expressively deluded. I guess that’s progress.