Tainted Love
Manny Ramirez of the Inland Empire 66ers waits on deck against the Lake Elsinore Storm on June 27, 2009 at the Lake Elsinore Diamond in Lake Elsinore, California. Ramirez is preparing for hsi return to the Los Angeles Dodgers after a 50 game suspension.
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LA Lemmings Will Flock to San Diego to Cheer on the Cheat
But Make No Mistake, Manny's Legacy Is Forever Tarnished

Born Again on the Third of July: Cheating Coward Returns to MLB Action
And the Gutless Dodger Is Still Afraid to Answer Questions About His Suspension

"I wouldn't be lying to say that when he steps to the plate here he's going to probably feel like he's at home. There's no doubt about it... [Manny's drawn interest] over this event that's really negative and detrimental to himself and the game. It's really kind of taken on a new life of its own. I've never seen, really, something like this." -- Former Red Sox reliever Cla Meredith

All-Star Voting Ends Tonight: Vote For the Best Player to Give the Sox Homefield
Picturing the Pastime: Check Out 'Baseball Faces' at the Hotel Commonwealth
SI.com: Slow, Steady Tim Wakefield

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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