Just one of the hilarious things going on in baseball recently is this Carmona fake name thing.
You can see an ESPN video about it, but basically a 31 year old Dominican baseball player named Roberto Hernandez Heredia must have paid the family of a 28 year old guy named Fausto Carmona to use Fausto's name and more specifically his age to appear to be younger and therefore more attractive to a baseball team.
So he makes more money.
But just maybe the family of the Real Fausto wanted Fake Fausto to pay Real Fausto's family more money since Fake Fausto is supposed to make more money as time goes on.
Fake Fausto must have said NO WAY, MAN.
So Real Fausto's mom went on a radio show and spelled out the real story.
And poof, now Fausto joins the list of other baseball folks who are sorry.
Tonight Ryan Braun will go accept his NL MVP award (and possibly speak) at the Baseball Writer's Association of America awards banquet in New York.
And later this week he'll go before an arbitrator and try to explain that the positive test for performance enhancing substances was all wrong.
Yada yada unless he comes up with something extra ordinary.
Please read this fabulous article by LZ Granderson at ESPN.
And lastly, Manny Ramirez.
Apparently the Athletics are seriously interested in bringing him back, even if it's 50 games late in the season.
Yeah I know - he got caught twice, how come it's not a 100 game suspension like it's supposed to be for multiple offenders?
MLB says, "Well...because he retired rather than face the suspension so now that he's coming back uh, he doesn't umm... hey LOOK OVER THERE! A UFO!"
Here's what Manny says to make us feel his pain as he attempts to get back to doing what he does best, which is making money:
"Every day that goes by I regret the decisions I made due to bad advice. We're all human and we make mistakes. Everyone deserves an opportunity to show that they have changed."
I guess that includes Roberto Hernandez Heredia, right?