// Manny Ramirez

The Future of Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez, of the Los Angeles Dodgers and formerly of the Boston Red Sox, has said that he would like to play 3-4 more years in the major leagues. This would put him around 40 years old by the time he ends his career, which would total about 20 years in Major League Baseball. Unfortunately […]

SoB Story of the Year: MLB’s Steroids Scandal

A lot of what we do at Sports of Boston relies on big stories during the year. We create the articles so that major topics can be scrutinized, debated, and/or praised. 2009 was no different as there were many major sports stories that garnered tons of local attention, and national attention as well. Last year’s […]

Red Sox All-Decade Team: 2000′s

This past decade has been good to us Red Sox fans, as weird as that is to say. Up until Game 4 of the ALCS, it looked like it was going to be another 10 years of let downs. It turns out, we were wrong. With two World Championships, the Red Sox have truly been […]

Red Sox 2010 Schedule: Should be a Wild Year

In the midst of 2009’s heated playoff race, Major League Baseball released its 2010 schedule on Tuesday, and Red Sox fans are already salivating, as are baseball fans in general. The Twins will be playing home games in an outdoor stadium for the first time since 1981, and several key figures will become free agents […]

Baseball’s 2003 Steroids List Taken Illegally

The infamous list that has haunted baseball, and grouped together some of the game’s best players as cheaters, has been determined to be taken illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that federal agents were wrong in seizing 104 names from two companies holding the results of a 2003 league-wide drug survey. The […]

Jim Rice Calls out Manny, A-Rod, and Jeter as Bad Influences, Later Retracts

Former Red Sox player and Hall of Famer, Jim Rice, currently finds himself amidst a self-created controversy for singling out Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter as bad influences on America’s youth while at the Little League World Series this past weekend. Rice compared current MLB players to those of his generation, citing that […]

2 Employees Fired in 2008: Red Sox Steroids Scandal?

According to a Boston Globe report, MLB opened an investigation into performance-enhancing drug use during the 2008 season after two security employees were fired for steroid use. Despite investigating a possible scandal, MLB apparently didn’t investigate enough. What did they miss? Well, apparently one of the two laid off employees claimed to have exchanged steroids […]

Ortiz, Others Knew They Were on 2003 Steroids List

According to a Boston Globe report, David Ortiz and more than 100 other major league players that tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 were told years ago that they were on the list. Despite telling reporters July 30 that the news “blindsided” him (which may be true since the report came at such a […]

Ortiz Steroids Report: All Too Familiar

I don’t want to believe it. I don’t want to think about it. I am hoping that the news is untrue. However, it’s hard to ignore the news that David Ortiz is the newest player to have failed a drug test for performance enhancing drugs (albeit in 2003). The New York Times is reporting that […]

Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz Tested Positive for Performance-Enhancing Drugs in 2003

It was revealed today by the New York Times that Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were named on the famous 2003 list of over 100 names that tested positive for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. This is the same list that has named Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa. Manny was already suspended 50 games earlier […]

Red Sox, Bay Suspend Contract Discussions

2009 All Star Jason Bay will have to wait until the end of the season for a new contract. The Red Sox and Bay have put off discussions for a contract renewal for a second time. The Sox tried to sign Bay to an extension during Spring Training, however talks were suspended. They picked up […]

Selig Wants Banned Players Out of Minors

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig agrees with SportsOfBoston’s own Jon and wants major leaguers banned under the steroid policy to be out of professional baseball, not just the big leagues, for the entirety of their suspension. This most recently popped up when Manny Ramirez appeared in the minor leagues to tune up for his return […]

Rumored Leak of 2003 Steroid List is Most Likely Fake

Update, (07/30/09): Ortiz, Manny named on 2003 list In news that is spreading like wildfire, the 2003 list of the 103 MLB baseball players who tested positive for steroids has been potentially leaked to the public. Rotoinfo.com posted the story this morning and it has been the talk of the town all day. The biggest problem […]

Cirque du Manny

Further evidence that baseball’s steroid crackdown is every bit as draconian as you thought it was: Manny Ramirez entertained a 15,000-strong crowd by brilliantly striking out and grounding out last night as the newest member of the Albuquerque Isotopes, despite his suspension. For his next trick, he leapt tall buildings with a single bound, and […]

Torre: Manny Should Skip All-Star Game

Dodgers manager Joe Torre told reporters Friday that slugger Manny Ramirez should skip the All-Star Game if voted in. Manny was suspended for 50 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He claimed he was perscribed tainted medication, when it fact we learned later he took a drug to mask his heavy steroids abuse. […]