Manny reaction: Surprise, dismay

Updated: May 7, 2009, 11:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal was one of the first baseball players from the Dominican Republic to become a star in the major leagues. His reaction Thursday to the news that fellow Dominican Manny Ramirez had tested positive for a banned substance and been suspended for 50 games was one of surprise and dismay.

"I was wrong thinking he was a pure, natural hitter and that he would never use anything that would help a player do better," Marichal told ESPN. "When I read Jose Canseco's ...

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