Manny to Dodgers: Sorry
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 4:35 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodgers' Casey Blake.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Manny Ramirez met with his Dodgers teammates today to personally apologize for flunking a drug test and drawing a 50-game suspension, the Los Angeles Times reports. Team management had encouraged the outfielder to talk with the squad. “He knows he made a mistake. I forgive him,” third baseman Casey Blake said. “It's his business.”

“It was something he wanted to do and I think it was heartfelt,” Blake continued. “I think in Manny's case, it made him feel better just to get in front of the team. I think it was kind of a big load off his shoulders just to greet the team again.”