One of the best hitters to play the game in the last 15 years isn't done just yet. He may have retired from the MLB, but he's not finished playing baseball. Manny Ramirez found a new home with the Kochi Fighting Dogs who are part of an independent league called the Shikoku Island League located in Japan.
Former major league headcase Manny Ramirez is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Monday and sign a contract to play with the EDA Rhinos in the China Professional Baseball League, his agent said. No terms have been disclosed.
It's bad enough that Manny Ramirez retired in shame, when he essentially ran away from a 100-game suspension after a second positive drug test. But now, the drama in this soap opera has reached a new level of shame.
Manny Ramirez has retired from baseball after failing a second drug test. His retirement will be instead of serving a 100-game suspension and continuing in Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
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