Dodgers fans blindsided by Manny news

Those who sit in the seats mostly feel 'hurt' by Ramirez's 50-game suspension

Updated: May 8, 2009, 4:42 PM ET
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers manager Joe Torre got the call about Manny Ramirez's 50-game suspension for the use of a banned substance from Dodgers owner Frank McCourt late Wednesday night. "Somebody punched a hole in the balloon," Torre said at a press conference at Dodger Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

They had been flying so high. Thirteen straight home wins to start the year and a 6½-game lead in the National League West.

Everybody was hitting. The pitching staff was coming ...

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