As if it’s not bad enough that Manny Ramirez gets to come back and play baseball (maybe), it’s downright ridiculous what he said about the domestic violence charges he’s facing.
As per ESPN.com:
Manny Ramirez has officially been reinstated from the voluntary retirement list by Major League Baseball, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney on Saturday morning.
Ramirez faces a 50-game suspension when he returns, rather than 100 games, the league said earlier in the week when announcing he had filed for reinstatement. Ramirez’s 50-game suspension clock starts ticking when he signs with a team.
Ramirez already served a 50-game suspension in 2009 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he had been notified that he was facing another offense last April when he agreed to step away from baseball.
He also is facing criminal prosecution in Florida on charges that he slapped his wife during a recent argument. He told investigators only that he grabbed his wife by the shoulders during an argument and “shrugged” her, causing her to hit her head on the headboard of their bed.
So let me get this straight. He grabbed his wife and “shrugged” her and she hit her own head on the headboard. Hm. Maybe someone should “shrug” Manny.