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Manny Ramirez talking about Jesus

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 3, 2009 | 7:25 pm

Isotopes rehab (Photo: ESPN)

Manny Ramirez, who returns to the Dodgers lineup tonight after a 50 game suspension, just gave his first press conference since getting busted in May for using performance-enhancing drugs. In case you don’t recall, Manny’s drug of choice was a woman’s fertility drug, sparking a slew of unsavory nicknames, like Ma’am Ram, and pre-packaged jokes.

Asked during the press conference if he was at all embarrassed by what transpired, Ramirez responded:

“A lot but, um, we humans. We learn from mistakes. There was only one man that was perfect—and they killed him. That’s how I look at life.”

Who knew Manny was such a Jesus freak? Or maybe he just conveniently found religion liken so many other fallen stars.

Regardless, I’ll be rooting for Manny tonight. After all ...

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