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It's so wrong to celebrate Manny's return

Widespread love for Ramirez upon his being back in Dodgers' lineup a puzzling thing

Originally Published: July 3, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

That dreadlocked bon vivant, Manny Ramirez, will rejoin us -- and the Dodgers -- this weekend after eight weeks of purgatory on Planet Manny. Whoop-de-doo.

If this were a logical world, we'd be greeting him like the team-wrecking, alibi-distorting, female-fertility-drug-popping scoundrel he is. But friends, this planet clearly has lost its grip on logic.

So instead, the reaction to Manny, from Albuquerque to Ensenada, has been -- what else? -- downright hero worship. You'd think ...

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