With a second offense for PEDs Manny decides to call it quits instead of facing the music. I don’t know if it was intentional, but Manny very deftly made his announcement on Friday afternoon. The backlash will be much less when the media wind back up on Monday.
Manny was a great baseball talent, but his personality got in the way. The great characters of sports rarely have a good ending. If the person is on your team (and winning), it’s great. Once things turn south, the act gets old quickly. Just ask folks like Bobby Knight, Mike Ditka, Dennis Rodman, etc.