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Cubs blame Manny's PEDs for '08 sweep

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08:53 AM ET 04.09 | It was three years ago that Manny Ramirez led the Dodgers into the postseason, where they swept the Cubs in three games in the Division Series. That started a downfall from which the Cubs have yet to recover. Some in the Cubs organization believe Ramirez's admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs was instrumental in spoiling what could have been their dream season.

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April 9, 2011  09:07 AM ET

Is there really anyone who did not think Manny was not loading up on stuff the last 12 years?

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April 9, 2011  09:10 AM ET

The Cubs?? Ya got to be kidding. Are they giving any wins or money back from the Sammy Sosa Years there? They really do not want to go here.

April 9, 2011  09:21 AM ET

Manny ate a juiced pork chop.

April 9, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Manny had a good series against the Cubs but he didn't single handedly beat them.

April 9, 2011  09:29 AM ET

I heard a rumor that Billy Sianis's goat paid Sreve Bartman to buy the PEDs for Manny.

April 9, 2011  09:33 AM ET

They have to blame something...It couldn't possibly be their inner inadequacies...

April 9, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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I heard a rumor that Billy Sianis's goat paid Sreve Bartman to buy the PEDs for Manny.

Now THERE is a rumor with some bite to it!

April 9, 2011  09:39 AM ET

And Manny walks away from the game as if it was just a called third strike. He doesn't give a rat's behind for the game or even for his own legacy.

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April 9, 2011  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Cubs?? Ya got to be kidding. Are they giving any wins or money back from the Sammy Sosa Years there? They really do not want to go here.

We have a winner!!!!

April 9, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Cubs?? Ya got to be kidding. Are they giving any wins or money back from the Sammy Sosa Years there? They really do not want to go here.

Bingo. Hypocrisy.

April 9, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Greed hurt Manny as much as anything, well that and having Boras as his agent. Had he played out the year in Boston chances are the Sox wouldn't have picked up his 20 million dollar option but even if they did, how bad would that have been? Boras promised Manny another 100 million dollar contract that never happened. In the end Manny made his money which was all he was about. I can't think that in the end the hit to his reputation is going to make Manny too sad.

April 9, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I heard a rumor that Billy Sianis's goat paid Sreve Bartman to buy the PEDs for Manny.

Shouldn't there be a black cat in there somewhere?

April 9, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Shouldn't there be a black cat in there somewhere?

An oversight to be sure.

April 9, 2011  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Cubs?? Ya got to be kidding. Are they giving any wins or money back from the Sammy Sosa Years there? They really do not want to go here.

Amen!

April 9, 2011  09:58 AM ET

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April 9, 2011  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Shouldn't there be a black cat in there somewhere?

Unindicted co-conspiritor, allegedly.

 
April 9, 2011  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Cubs?? Ya got to be kidding. Are they giving any wins or money back from the Sammy Sosa Years there? They really do not want to go here.

Excellent comment. Kudos.

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