Thursday, May 7, 2009

Manny Tests Positive for Infertility Drug

As has been widely reported, Manny Rodriguez has tested positive for a performance enhancing drug and will be suspended for 50 games. The drug, known as HCG, is a female fertility drug used to help women get pregnant. Manny released a statement in which he indicated that a prescribed medication for a personal medical issue had caused him to fail the test. Indeed, infertility is a highly personal issue and this must be devastating to Mr. Ramirez, who has been trying to get pregnant for some time. Having an issue like this dragged before the public is devastating, especially since infertility is so often a very private shame for those who suffer from it, blaming themselves for their inability to get pregnant. Hopefully, Manny's struggles will put a human face on the struggles faced by infertile women and create a space for meaningful public dialogue. Manny is scheduled to appear on Oprah tomorrow to discuss his infertility, and baseball's anachronistic response to discovering his condition.

9 comments:

TribeGirl said...

LOL!!!!!!! You guys are CRAZY!!!!

TribeGirl said...

Ever since Manny saw the interview with the pregnant man last year, he wanted to do it too!

Quinn said...

haha actually this is a drug that is much stronger than the average steroid post cycle. it is injected and used to help your body naturally produce testosterone. i mean i doubt hes using to get himself pregnant, but hey it could just be manny being manny, or there are some things we dont know about mr or ms rameriez

anonymous number two said...

I still wish he was a Yankee just to drive Joey G. more nuts.

TribeGirl said...

Please.....if he were a Yankee, he would get a total pass and this would be all A-Rod's fault. He would be his drug mule, his lover, the father of his unborn child he's trying to conceive, and the one who talked him into doing whatever drugs in the first place!

Roberto Alejandro said...

Who knows what Manny was thinking. Oprah will get it out of him. until then, it's just manny being manny.

Raven King said...
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Raven King said...

Cheer up, Yankees fans!
Our dearest Alex will be back in the lineup tonight.
With Marky T and Alex batting back to back, we're going to hear not only back-to-back but also the loudest boos in baseball history from Oriole fans!

Raven King said...

In fact, Manny is innocent. He only used HCG to grow his dreadlocks.