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:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson

ProJo:

Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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