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Manny Ramirez’s Fails Performace Enhancing Drug Test

Manny Ramirez should be remembered as one of the best hitters in the history of baseball, an MVP who altered the 2004 World Series, and a hall of famer. However, after recent discoveries, he will now always be remembered as a cheater, a coward, and someone who has wasted pure talent.

On Friday, Ramirez announced his retirement in a Major Baseball press release. It was later reported that the batter failed a performance-enhancing drug test performed by the league’s drug program. He decided to retire rather than submit an appeal or go through a 100-game suspension for his second violation.

Ramirez was criticized for his cowardice as he reportedly did not inform his employers of his decision. Rays learned about his retirement only from the Commissioner’s Office; not hearing from both Ramirez and his agent. Ramirez instead quit the team without leaving a notice or at the very least a letter of remorse.

The Rays, Ramirez’s former employer, said they were taken aback and got very disappointed with the athlete. They, however, said that they will not comment further regarding this recent blow to their team and would rather carry on for their fans.

Now, Manny Ramirez will not be awarded with a Hall of Flame plaque because after allegedly failing three different drug tests. New York Time said that Ramirez is one of those people in their 2003 steroid survey. On top of that, he was suspended on 2008 for failing another drug test; and most recently, this spring’s drug test results.

The details of Ramirez’s fall are unclear to everyone, however, the industry is still sad to see such great talent put to waste.

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