Jun 8, 2012, 2:02 PM EST
Ramirez was presented as a changed soul, a man who wanted a second chance and a veteran who could be an important mentor to young players like Yoenis Cespedes.
Instead, he’s just been a gray-dreadlocked ineffective minor leaguer. He has hit just .243 with the River Cats, without any extra base hits and 10 strikeouts in 11 games. He hasn’t played a full game in over week, sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Harsh, but it may very well be true. Baseball doesn’t care if you’re colorful or cool or famous. If you can’t do it anymore, you can’t do it anymore. And soon it may be to the point where everyone has decided once and for all that Manny can’t do it anymore.