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Manny Ramirez

Steroids: Baseball's Misunderstood Savior

Alec Brownstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Alec Brownstein

Steroids provide the unpredictability that baseball so desperately needs. What could be more interesting than emotionally volatile man children with rock-like projectiles and bats?


Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Manny Ramirez testing positive for steroids is a crushing blow to the Dodgers and their fans. As a lifelong fan, it breaks my heart. Is my love for baseball the only remaining pure thing about it?

Plaxico Baseball: MLB Not Letting Manny Be Manny

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

While the media may discuss how this affects the career .315 hitter's legacy, it may be more appropriate to ask how it affects baseball's legacy.

Angry Cleveland Indians Fans Demand Team Take Steroids

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The national pastime suffered another black eye last night when a mob of irate Cleveland Indians fans poured onto the diamond at Progressive Field to demand that their team take steroids.

This Week in Magazines: Marty Peretz Defends Jim Cramer, While Chris Hitchens Revives Karl Marx

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

The once and future owner of the New Republic, contravenes the conventional wisdom on CNBC host Jim Cramer amid his faceoff with Jon Stewart.

Note to Dodgers and Manny's Agent: Get the Deal Done

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paula Duffy

If the Dodgers are cash-strapped then just say it to help fans digest the reason why Ramirez might play elsewhere this season. We'll understand it but make no mistake... we won't like it.

The Mystery of Manny

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

We are left to assume that Ramirez, talented as he is, remains a child -- a moody, eccentric, if overgrown child. It was not always so.

A Red Sox Fan Lovin' Those New Yankees

David Margolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Margolick

What better way to restore the Yankees' traditional repulsiveness than to spend more than all of the other teams combined this off-season?

Damn Yankees!

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

Obama's election night challenge to "look after not only ourselves, but each other" does a better good job of describing what public interest lawyers at Legal Services NYC do every day.

The Audacity of Nope

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

It got late early and the Cubs just gave us more of the same. In what was thought to be a change postseason for Major League Baseball, the North Side nihilists ended up giving hope the finger. The curse will not be reversed.

LA Has a Manny Ramirez Dilemma

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paula Duffy

All had complied with Torre's clubhouse rules til Manny came along with specific pre-game music that got him ready to take the field and hair he'd grown for a few years into wild, scrambled-looking dreadlocks.

A Day in the Life of Covering Manny Ramirez

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

When the Red Sox unloaded Manny to the Dodgers for essentially a day pass to Universal Studios, it set off the kind of mass media hysteria normally reserved for the Pope's visit or the premiere of The Love Guru.

The Hanging Curve Ball: Fear In The Field Of Life

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

It's Saturday night. Manny Ramirez, one of the most feared hitters in baseball is at bat against the Houston Astros. The count is 1and 2 with two outs...