As Manny Ramirez finishes his 50-game suspension, the Dodgers are being warned to keep Ramirez out of the Dodgers clubhouse, so sayeth the LA Times. Ramirez spoke to media in the clubhouse on Tuesday, which is a violation of the 50-game ban he received for a positive drug test last month. But for those of you waiting for an explanation from Ramirez…don’t hold your breath:
“I didn’t kill nobody, I didn’t rape nobody, so that’s it,” Ramirez said. “I’m just going to come and play the game.”
He is eligible to rejoin the Dodgers July 3, and he can prepare for his return by playing up to 10 games in the minor leagues. He would have full use of the minor league clubhouse for those games.
Presumably, there isn’t much killing and raping going on in the minors. Not that it would be funny if there was. Unless it was one of Manny’s teammates, and then Manny came out of the closet immediately afterward. That would make at least one person happy.