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The Cure for Manny Ramirez’s ‘Impotence’

Written by PETA | May 12, 2009

 

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Manny Ramirez

When my beloved Boston Red Sox famously traded Nomar Garciaparra to the Chicago Cubs back in ’04, I knew that it was for the best. But when Manny Ramirez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers just one short year ago, I had the opposite reaction. I knew Manny was trouble. I knew he was dragging the team down. But deep down, I was sorry to see him go.

Now that Manny has been hit with a 50-game suspension for failing a drug test—allegedly because of an impotence treatment to counteract the, um, negative side effects of steroid use—Boston fans can rest a bit more easily knowing that the Red Sox made the right move shipping him off to L.A. last summer (Jason Bay slugging .667 through 32 games doesn’t hurt, either). But we here at PETA are left wondering: Why would Manny turn to pharmaceutical “performance enhancers” when the best way to combat impotence is a healthy vegetarian diet?

Most people these days understand that the saturated fat and cholesterol in meat, dairy, and eggs clogs the arteries to your heart, leading to an increased risk of heart disease. But eating meat actually impedes the blood flow to all your organs—including the one that comes with a Y chromosome. And the best way to be sure that organ will continue to come through for you is to go vegetarian.

With that in mind, PETA is urging Manny to consider switching to a vegetarian diet so that he can continue to come through in the clutch without failing any more drug tests. You can read our letter here, and you can learn more about the performance-enhancing benefits of a vegetarian diet here.

Written by Dan Shannon

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  • SHUT UP says:

    LISTEN I LOVE PETA AND I LOVE WHAT THEY DO BUT. PLEASE DONT TALK ABOUT SPORTS OR MANNY RAMIREZ. YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. HALF YOUR FACTS ARE WRONG. THANKS

  • Kenady says:

    Wow taylor can go suck one. she sounds so dumb. I hate when people go on PETA just to hate on them thats stupid seriously get a life. I love you PETA!!!!

  • jack strong says:

    Dear Taylor I’d suggest reading up a bit on steroid use. They reduce a man’s tackle size and potency. That’s why the PETA people are pointing out that you don’t need to add more drugs to the heap. Studies like Dr. McDougall’s famous one show that a pure vegetarian diet can actually help stabilize testosterone levels and bring back sperm count.

  • Chris says:

    I believe someone missed the point and needs to do a better job at close reading. Or at least rein themselves in before putting forth such a rant. On another note at least my Metsies won’t see Manny in L.A. next week.

  • taylor says:

    Hello are you stupid he is not impotent. These are drugs you take AFTER taking steroids to bring your testosterone levels back to normal! He was taking performance enhancing drugs which lower testosterone levels so he then took these to up the levels again! It has NOTHING to do with a vegetarian diet it has to do with steroids!!!!

  • Carla says:

    Dan you’re the best!! Great postletter!!

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