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Manny's back

July 18, 2009

It is time for Bill Plaschke to end his one-man crusade against Manny Ramirez.

I would hate to have Plaschke as a sentencing judge or a prosecutor if I was on trial. Has he ever heard the phrase "commit the crime, do the time"? Although Ramirez has been convicted of nothing and did not test positive for the use of any drug, he has paid a very substantial price. He paid a fine of nearly $8 million in salary, hurt his team and may have canceled what was a sure ticket to the Hall of Fame.

What exactly would have made Plaschke happy? Should Manny have been thrown out of baseball forever? Should he have been burned at the stake? How about stoning in the Dodger Stadium parking lot? Plaschke could throw the first stone.

Jay Slater

Los Angeles

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Plaschke, since I usually write to make fun of your bleeding-heart boring stories, I thought I should chime in when you get one right. I have front-row box seats on the third base side and see Manny running in and out to and from left field, and Thursday night he didn't once acknowledge the fans or even look over as they were screaming like 14-year-old girls at a Beatles concert.

Wallace Thomas

Woodland Hills

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The Dodgers have become a franchise with no class. Manny Ramirez has always been a player with no class. Perfect fit.

Nob Yamashita

Manhattan Beach

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