Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Manny's clubhouse visit a no-no
LOS ANGELES -- There will be no more visits by Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse during media access periods for the remainder of his 50-game suspension.
Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said Wednesday the club received a "friendly reminder" on Wednesday from Pat Courtney, the No. 2 spokesman in the commissioner's office, that Ramirez wasn't allowed in the clubhouse when it is open to reporters.
Ramirez's suspension for violating baseball's drug rules runs through July 2.
Ramirez told reporters Tuesday: "I didn't kill nobody, I didn't rape nobody, so that's it. I'm just going to come and play the game."
"It was not a formal warning. They called to remind us," Rawitch said. "The letter of the law says Manny is not allowed in the clubhouse while the media is present, and it is our intention to adhere to the policy. We certainly don't expect it to happen again."