Wow, pretty shocking Big Papi has no comment, after all he was pretty vocal about PEDs (performance enhancing drugs). Let’s hit REWIND and revisit those statements:
“I think you clean up the game by the testing, I test you, you test positive, you’re going to be out. Period.”
“If I test positive by using any kind of banned substance. I’m going to disrespect my family, the game, the fans and everybody. . And I don’t want to be put in that situation. So what I will do, I won’t use it. I’m pretty sure everybody is on the same page.”
His buddy Manny Ramirez was also revealed on the list.
The MEDIA is having a field day with this. People are checking Big Papi’s stats, and sure enough he started becoming a slugger in July 2003, the year he failed the test. Now this year he sucks. That’s all fans need to make judgements.
The Red Sox’s two World Championships are now being questioned. I’m happy about that because the MEDIA has embraced the Red Sox organization, ownership, and Red Sox Nation. I’m happy because the Red Sox were largely absent from the Mitchell Report (I had suspected Mitchell would not reveal Boston names due to his conflict of interest with the organization and owner John Henry.)
Understand this: Big Papi is a fan favorite and MEDIA darling. ESPN is already saying things like “Why not reveal all the names; it’s not fair to single out Big Papi” and “That list is supposed to be anonymous”. MEANWHILE, THEY did not come to A-Rod’s defense.
I think in the long run, this is a good thing for baseball writers- if their lovable Big Papi is a drug user and liar, than they can’t easily vilify A-Rod, Giambi, Bonds, McGwire, Clemens, Pettitte, or anyone else who has been involved in this mess.
Steroids apologist and Red Sox employee Bill James recently said that PEDs will be the norm in the future for us and our children, and we will be viewing these baseball players as pioneers. I wonder if he knew Manny and Papi were on the list, and tried some damage control.
- SCANDAL: MANNY RAMIREZ SUSPENDED FOR DRUG VIOLATION
- To Mike Lupica and the MEDIA: HA!
- Big Papi David Ortiz vs Kevin Gregg Fight Brawl Video
- More Proof Drugs Don’t Make a Hitter Great
- Baseball TV Show
- David Ortiz did not use steroids
- 2010 All Star Game: Why Didn’t Joe Girardi Pinch Run David Ortiz with A-Rod?
- Big Papi to Joba: Don’t throw at Youkilis
- World Series Steroids Phillies JC Romero suspended
- Game 104: Red Sox, Lester blast Yankees, Ponson
- Manny Ramirez returns
- Nomar Garciaparra Retires: Career Retrospective
- Manny Ramirez Auctions Grill on ebay
- A-Rod Steroids Coverage
- Daily Skew Officially Supports Giambi
- Manny Ramirez signs with Dodgers $45 million
- NWA Raging Bull Manny Fernandez Promo Video 1985
- Miguel Tejada Avoids Steroids Talk
- Does Roberto Alomar have AIDS?
- White Sox beat Hughes