I normally hate Plaschke, but he's hitting it out of the park right now on ESPN. Just letting everything fly.
Plaschke calls Manny a druggie.
He says Manny was equal to Kobe Bryant in popularity among LA sports fans. He also laughs at the prescription explanantion, and believes that MLB gave Manny every chance to avoid a suspension and put a positive spin on things by admitting to steroid use and serving as an example for others to come clean. His take is that since MLB and the union are limited as to what they can say about the matter, Manny and Boras decided to take the suspension and put their own spin on it in the hope of preserving his long-term legacy.