Manny fallout: no excuses left

Originally Published: May 7, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Just when it appeared there could be no more surprises in baseball's drug-fueled con game of three-card monte, the joker just hit the table. And what can they all say now that Manny Ramirez -- engine of the Dodgers' resurgence, arguably the best right-handed batter since Rogers Hornsby, owner of 533 career home runs, MVP of the Boston Red Sox's first World Series win in 86 years -- has been banned for 50 games for his use of a substance -- the female fertility drug hCG -- that men inject ...

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