By Justin Aucoin
Stop the presses! Manny Ramirez wants to make a return to the MLB.
For those who dont remember, Manny got booked for using performance enhancing drugs side effects which include ego boosting and got suspended 100 games for it. Instead of being a man, Many decided to retire from the Devil Rays (the real reason why Tampa was able to surpass Boston for the Wild Card).
And now he wants back. Shouldnt be too shocking, really; just two weeks ago we caught Manny meeting with his new life counselor.
Of course he also got calls from other trying to return from retirement athletes, pleading him to stay retired.
Tikis advice totally landed on deaf ears.
But itll be good to have Manny back in the MLB. Where else will we get moments like these?
Manny throws mics out car window
You cant do that. Now youre going to get in trouble that to us, now, Manny. Yea, charge him with illegal microphone throwing. Whatevs.
Manny trolling rivals
Manny calling a sex-line during a game
OK we mightve made up the sex-line bit maybe.
Manny makes a defensive play
Oh yea, and he also high-fived a dude while doing it. Sorry, we were just shocked theres video evidence of Manny putting effort into something thats not shooting himself up with PEDs.
If Mannys going to really come back to the MLB he might want to listen to the Lighter Side of Sports three tips.
BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Bruins welcomed back Tuukka Rask to the Warrior Ice Arena practice sheet on Friday morning after he took more than a week off the ice after re-aggravating his lower body injury in last week’s win over the Devils.
Rask took part in 3-on-3 battle drills for a large chunk of the practice while backups Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban, both still with the team, practiced at the other end of the ice for most of the session.
It remains to be seen if Rask can go against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, while troubled early in the season by the reported hamstring/groin issues, but the Finnish netminder was clearly practicing like he was going to play in Motown.
It’s just as clear they desperately need him back given the shaky state of their defense after allowing a ghoulish 11 goals in their past two losses to the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers.
David Backes was still missing from the practice ice while recovering from his elbow procedure, so Claude Julien was again mixing and matching the lines amid a three-game losing streak.
Here are the line combos and D-pairings from practice:
FOXBORO - Dion Lewis was on the practice field for the first time on Thursday afternoon. The running back, who tore his ACL last season then sustained a patella stress fracture over the summer, will now have a maximum of three weeks to work out with the team before the Patriots decide whether to activate him or put him on injured reserve.
Predictably, Bill Belichick was not particularly revealing when asked about Lewis' re-entry.
"Well, he's been out there doing things with the training staff for a long time, so now it's on to the next step," Belichick explained, adding, "Dion works really hard. No one works harder than Dion."
It's a 53-man tie for the title of "Patriot Who Works Hardest" between Lewis and every other player on the roster who's been described as having nobody ahead of him in the "Works Harder" category.
Anyway, Lewis will not be listed on the injury report until he's activated and that would seem an extreme longshot for this week, though the team would have until Saturday to make that move.