I considered letting this go, but figured some readers might wonder why I was taking a pass on the Manny Ramírez situation.
Assuming Ramírez behaved as has been described — shoving traveling secretary Jack McCormick to the ground, or hard enough that McCormick fell — then he should have been suspended without pay for three games.
It’s really not a hard call. And I don’t like it that Terry Francona and Theo Epstein appear to be more worried that Ramírez would go south on them for a month than they are about doing the right thing.
I don’t want to make too much of this. But the Sox are making too little of it.