CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1985
The beating Ramirez received at the hands of angry citizens was the only punishment he'll ever get for his crimes. From here on out, it's all roses. First, there will be a long and costly trial. After he's convicted (in spite of the experts mobilized to defend him), he'll be housed in clean private quarters, kept in idleness, and fed and clothed at state expense. His teeth will be fixed. His health, both physical and mental, will be checked periodically and treated, all by the state.
February 4, 2010
The "Ramirez Provision" is no more. The Dodgers -- and all other major league teams -- cannot mandate that a player donate to club charities as part of his contract, the commissioner's office and players' union have agreed. Michael Weiner, the executive director of the players' union, said the agreement does not restrict players from making donations but ensures the choice is theirs. "The goal here never has been to interfere with players making charitable contributions, which guys have a long history of doing," Weiner said Wednesday.
February 23, 2010 |
Manny Ramirez shouted in Spanish across the clubhouse to Angel Berroa. "I told them I'm not coming back next year!" Ramirez told Berroa, pulling his head back as he laughed. Nearby was a group of reporters he had spoken to earlier Monday, after arriving at the Dodgers' spring-training complex three days before position players were obligated to do so. Perhaps Ramirez was amused that he could still make headlines by simply verbalizing widely held assumptions -- in this case, that this season would be his last with the Dodgers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1986 |
Accused Night Stalker Richard Ramirez was wrestled to the floor and dragged from the courtroom by bailiffs Wednesday afternoon after they apparently became upset when he turned his head in the direction of a witness who was being escorted past him. Three bailiffs repeatedly struck the lanky defendant with their fists as they jumped on him and quickly pulled him out a doorway and back to his holding cell. Ramirez, who as usual was manacled in leg chains, did not cry out during the brief struggle.
May 8, 1986 |
Accused Night Stalker Richard Ramirez admitted to police shortly after he was taken into custody that he was the feared serial killer, according to sealed testimony from Ramirez's preliminary hearing that was made public Wednesday. "I want the electric chair. They should have shot me on the street," Los Angeles Police Officer George Thomas quoted Ramirez as having said while being held in an interview room at an East Los Angeles police station. "I did it, you know. You guys got me, the Stalker."
September 13, 2009 |
It's been a year since Manny Ramirez sat down in the Hotel Nikko here to explain himself, why he was nothing like the quitter described in Boston, the ideal free agent for teams looking to getting better. He was using Page 2, and Page 2 was more than happy to be used. It was 10 a.m., the big goof on time, serious, thoughtful and with a believable answer to every question, some might argue, whatever it took to earn another big contract. It worked, the Dodgers the happy benefactors a year ago, almost everyone in L.A. swept away by the charisma and his remarkable hitting skills.