Oh Yeah, David Ortiz Took Steroids, Apparently

2009 July 31


New York Times

Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, the sluggers who helped the Boston Red Sox end an 86-year World Series championship drought and capture another title three years later, were among the roughly 100 Major League Baseball players to test positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, according to lawyers with knowledge of the results.

I was so shocked that it took me a day to post this news. Either that, or I couldn’t bring myself to give a shit. Maybe if I were a Yankee fan who resided right outside Boston from 2004-2008, and was subjected to thousands of Red Sox fan gloating for years, then maybe I would care. As it is now, I don’t want to have these names leak out over the course of five years; I would have to hear and read sportswriters complain, and then have bloggers complain about the sportswriters, and then write about it all myself.

Everyone took steroids. What happens if Griffey is outed? Jeter? The shitstorm would be priceless. Personally, I think the only guy I wouldn’t want to hear about is Mariano Rivera. I don’t even see how he could have taken them, but I just want to keep imagining him as some freak of nature.

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