Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez is "embarrassed" and "still beat up" over his failed drug test and 50-game suspension, Joe Torre told the Los Angeles Times. "It's not that he thinks it's unfair," Torre added. The Dodgers skipper talked to Ramirez yesterday. A source said Ramirez may finally face his teammates during their six-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who also talked to Ramirez, was initially furious. "I'd be lying to say I wasn't a little angry at first," McCourt said. But his feeling turned to "disappointment" in time. "I found him to be very sorrowful. He was very apologetic."