Glad We Got Rid Of Him

Ken AshfordRed Sox & Other SportsLeave a Comment

I knew he was a bad egg.

UPDATE:  And I'm getting tired of this excuse:

"Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was okay to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility. I have been advised not to say anything more for now. I do want to say one other thing; I've taken and passed about 15 drug tests over the past five seasons.

"I want to apologize to Mr. McCourt, Mrs. McCourt, Mr. Torre, my teammates, the Dodger organization, and to the Dodger fans. LA is a special place to me and I know everybody is disappointed. So am I. I'm sorry about this whole situation."

A steroid or not — it was a "performance-enhancing drug".  And I highly doubt that you would allow a doctor to give you a drug, and neither you nor the doctor suspected that it was banned.

Manny will be out $7.7 million as a result of the suspension.  I think MLB should have a rule where that money should be going to some anti-drug foundation.