L.A. Times reported today that Los Angeles Dodgers slugger, Manny Ramirez suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. According to the Times & Ramirez's agent, Ramirez had a medical issue, went to a doctor in Miami, FL and received a prescription drug. The doctor assured Ramirez it was a legitimate drug (not a banned substance), and even still it came up positive. The league has shown in the past, that new drugs can hit the list and chances are there will be no way to reverse the ruling. This is a really big blow to the Dodgers, who have the best record in baseball, and just broke the modern-day record of 13 straight home victories to start a season. This suspension starts immediately, and will potentially break the spirit of the Dodgers and their fans. It's especially tough coming after there was so much time and energy spent to keep Manny on the team prior to the season's start.
So was Manny really juicing? Who knows. Hopefully this doesn't effect the Dodgers run at the playoffs.