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Manny Ramirez still not ready, says Steve Lyons

July 3, 2009 | 10:37 pm


Just as he said in the Los Angeles Dodgers pregame show on Prime Ticket, analyst Steve Lyons said on the postgame show that Manny Ramirez wasn't ready to play baseball yet Friday.

After listening to Manny make some brief comments after the game, Lyons said, "He's really not ready to play. ... I'm really disappointed he didn't use his time (off) better ... so by the time he got here he was more game-ready. I'd be surprised if he's in the lineup tomorrow."

So we are pretty sure that Steve Lyons didn't think Manny used his 50-game suspension in the most productive way. We like a man who is confident of his opinion.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Manny Ramirez swings into a ground out in the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres on Friday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times