Rather than face a 100-game suspension, Manny Ramirez instead chose to call it quits, leaving the game with 555 career home runs and a tainted legacy.
Whatever kind of year it's been where you live, it's only half-over. So here's Wild Pitches' special, slightly tilted look back at the First Half That Was.
From blown out knees to sneezing attacks, the 2004 season had its share of ridiculous injuries.
Jayson Stark is back with remarkable AL West information, the Sultan's Corner and other tidbits.