Another shocker (kinda) in the baseball world just occurred today. A few months after finding out about Alex Rodriguez’s steroid use from 2001-2003, Manny Ramirez was suspended 50 games for using an illegal substance, reported ESPN. He denied knowing he took steroids, saying he was prescribed medicine by a doctor that contained the banned substance.
Two sources told ESPN’s T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada that the drug used by Ramirez is HCG — human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a women’s fertility drug typically used by steroid users to restart their body’s natural testosterone production as they come off a steroid cycle. It is similar to Clomid, the drug Bonds, Giambi and others used as clients of BALCO.
This is incredible! I bet you Boston fans everywhere are laughing their butts off. I am actually upset only because I’m going to the Phillies/Dodgers game May 13th. Honestly, I’d rather see the Phillies beat Los Angeles than see Ramirez play. I saw him play last year for both Boston and LA when they came to town and years before that.