Found December 05, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
PLAYERS: Manny Ramirez
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Even when Manny Ramirez is retired, he still finds way to make the baseball world laugh. News "broke" over the weekend that the former MVP has filed paperwork to be reinstated from the retirement list.  And by the retirement list, he means the "oh noes, I got caught doing steroids and need to hide!" list.  Yes, in case you forgot, the last time we saw Manny being Manny, he was getting busted for a second violation of the PED policy and facing a 100-game suspension.  Instead of serving that suspension, he abruptly called it quits.  MLB doesn't quite consider that serving a suspension though.  In order to un-retire, Manny will have to serve a 50-game ban when he signs with a new team.  And by when, I mean if.  And by if, I mean good luck with that. Maybe in Manny's bizarre brain he thinks that his one-year hiatus will somehow cause everyone to forget that they didn't want him anymore.  Back before the 2011 season, ManRam had a hard time finding work ...

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