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For better or worse, Dodgers stuck with Manny

Updated: May 8, 2009, 2:00 PM ET
By Peter Gammons

In July, Manny Ramirez began telling teammates he would do whatever it took to get out of the last two years of his Red Sox contract and get out of Boston. If it meant decking the traveling secretary, holding up his teammates by refusing to board a bus, forgetting which knee was bothering him when he said he couldn't play, he was going to free himself from the two $20 million-per-season options the Red Sox held after paying him $160 million. And during that time, he told teammates he was going ...

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