5.27.2009

Will You Vote For Manny?

Vote for Manny?After hearing the news that Manny Ramirez was fourth in All-Star voting so far this season, Jason Rosenburg decided to take action.

And so Vote For Manny was born. There is no rule from keeping Manny off the ballet, since he is eligible to return to baseball on July 3, which is 11 days before the All-Star game in St. Louis. He trails only Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets’ Carlos Beltran.

However, the Los Angeles Dodgers plan -- if they do indeed have one -- is to stick Ramirez in the minors before he's allowed to re-join the Dodgers' outfield. In case you've been living under a rock, the almost 36-year-old butterfly-chaser was suspended for 50 games on May 7th after his drug test showed artificial testosterone, a banned female fertility drug prescribed to some people after they finish a steroid cycle to restart natural testosterone production.

Update: Some upset Dodgers fan has found the Vote for Manny site a bit lame and thus has created Vote for Pierre. Um, good luck to the both of you. Man, this is stupid.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

A vote for Manny is a vote for the terrorists.

Megs said...

Some would say the same about Ryan Braun. Like Cards fans for instance.

Anonymous said...

No, no. A vote for Manny is a vote for steroids... which I guess are baseball terrorists. Nevermind.
-Dave

cfaddct said...

Like I said on another blog, yeah; I'll vote for Manny, but only if Scott Boras is run over by the Clydesdales in the pre-game festivities.

And Megs- you're right about Braun...

threio said...

Most definitely not, he should be ineligible for the All Star balloting in my opinion!

www.buyingachampionship.com said...

I realize that the All-Star ballots were printed prior to Manny's suspension, but why is he even eligible? Perhaps MLB should impose an automatic All-Star ban for any player found guilty of using steriods.

Liz said...

This sucks. No I won't vote for Manny. I agree that people suspended should be ineligible.

The honorable thing for him to do would be to say that he won't play even if he gets voted in, but I'm guessing Manny isn't that guy.

Family Fitness Files said...

Agree, agree, agree! What kind of sport is baseball if they allow someone who has been suspended for anything even remotely tied to steroids to be eligible for the All-Star game? Wouldn't he get a bonus if he were voted in? So he gets a reward? What kind of message does that send to kids, and fans of all ages, for that matter? "Go ahead and cheat--all those games you missed? We'll make it up to you with a big fat bonus for being an All-Star." Just say no.

Anonymous said...

Manny should NOT get our vote. He cheated; made the game unethical. Either everyone is allowed to cheat or no one should. It'd be one thing if the suspension were a year ago but this 50 game omission is now so there is no reason he should get in. Heck, there should be a minimum number of games played to be eligible to appear in the All Star Game.

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