|Jason Heyward at bat v the Cubs |
on April 8, 2010. He went 0-4.
Good thing, I checked my upcoming picks today because I had selected Manny Ramirez for an upcoming game. With Manny's retirement announcement today, I doubt he'll be hitting again ~ period. Don't get me wrong, I liked Manny.
Manny Ramirez debuted with the Cleveland Indians in 1993. 1993 was also my freshman year of college, in Northeast Ohio, so I spent many a night at Jacobs Field (i.e. now named Progressive Field). Manny was loved in Cleveland. 1993-2002 were some great days for the Cleveland Indians. Those were the days of David Justice, Kenny Lofton, Omar Vizquel, Sandy Alomar, Roberto Alomar, Jim Thome, and Manny Ramirez... I'm sure I'm forgetting some folks, but you know what I'm talking about.
Come to think of it, my best friend (i.e. Chubs) had a picture of Manny Ramirez in his spare bedroom. He loved that picture. It may have even been autographed. Oh well.
|Manny Ramirez at bat v Pirates, April 30, 2010|
But I digress... So, let's get back to this blog post's topic.
Play the Beat the Streak contest and test your luck. Further, with ANOTHER announcement of an issue relating to baseball's drug policy, it's hard to love a cheater ~ especially a cheater who's calling it quits. Therefore, if you have Manny in any of your fantasy baseball contests, replace him now.