More bad news is that the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers are in town this weekend, but with the silver lining that their best player, Manny Ramirez, was recently suspended for 50 games for taking hCG, a female fertility drug often used by steroid users to restabilize their testosterone levels. And to think Tranny was almost a Marlin. The Fish were reportedly in on the talks last fall with Boston, who chose instead to ship him to L.A. when the Dodgers threw in a little more cash. Not that we would have re-signed him in the off-season anyway, but its nice to know were completely unassociated with Ramirezs now-tainted legacy.
Do they make a drug that keeps batters from swinging at pitches four feet outside the strike zone? If you know of one, ship a big box to Dan Uggla, c/o Florida Marlins, Dolphin Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens, FL 33056. First pitch is at 1:10. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased at florida.marlins.mlb.com.
Sun., May 17, 1:10 p.m., 2009