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Ortiz has long denied PED use

Posted on: July 30, 2009 3:03 pm
 

As soon as Manny Ramirez was popped for violating baseball's performance-enhancing drugs policy, David Ortiz knew that he, too, would be linked with his ex-Boston teammate.

Only this wasn't back in 2003, when, as the New York Times revealed Thursday, Ramirez and Ortiz each failed tests.

This was in May, just a few days after Ramirez was suspended for 50 games.

I sat with Ortiz in the visiting dugout in Angel Stadium in the midst of Ortiz's horrible start this season while doing a column on him.

And as he and I sat and talked, I told Ortiz that, even as he maintained he was clean, Ramirez's suspension would cause lots of people to link the two of them anyway.

Ortiz acknowledged that was true and it made him angry.

"(People) must be saying that all over the place already," a disgusted Ortiz said. "I don't care. Why do I gotta make the mistake he just made? If a reporter does bad things, I've gotta blame you because you're his friend? It's not fair.

"It's wrong. Totally wrong. Manny is one person. I'm another person. I'm not Manny's babysitter.

"Why should people blame me because he f----- up?"

This was five days after Ramirez was socked with the 50-game suspension.

Thursday, approached before a game with Oakland by a New York Times reporter regarding the paper's story, Ortiz declined comment.

Comments

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2009 3:36 am
 

Ortiz has long denied PED use

Hey dikrod, no not a typo, where was the concern about the leak when Arod was outed. You Red Sux hypocrits are something else. It's always great as long as it is happening to someone else, it hits home and suddenly wah wah wah, leave us alone it isn't fair. If not that it is the Patriot excuse, everyone else was doing it so they should leave us alone. It is never your problem, always someone elses.




Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 7:08 pm
 

Ortiz has long denied PED use

this list was supposed to be sealed so why is not the government going after the source and person violating the court order like their doinb bonds and clemns selecytive persecution



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 5:34 pm
 

Ortiz has long denied PED use

Didn't they win the World Series in 2004? Hmm 2003 was the year tested? hmmm



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 5:24 pm
 

Ortiz has long denied PED use

Lets all remember he was a failure who could not stay healthy or productive in Minnesota, without PED's he is a journeyman at best, possibly not even in the league



Feanor
Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 5:12 pm
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Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 5:04 pm
 

Ortiz has long denied PED use

    So this is why small market teams can't compete. Not only can they not afford the player's salaries, but they can't afford to give them enough to pump up on the steroids. Next Stop Albert Pujols.


Wade Duane
Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 4:54 pm
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Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 4:31 pm
 

All of baseball tainted.

The title isn't tainted unless every title won in baseball during the steroids era is tainted.  The use of PED's was so prevalent that the likelihood is even more than the plus 100 were actually using them.  The lure of money and glory was too much for players to take the higher ground and the ones that didn't use PEDs are guilty of doing nothing to stop those who did use them.  Everybody is always blaming Selig and the owners, but the selfrighteous player's union and players themselves are the root cause of the problem.  If using PEDs is really so evil then why is Manny and Big Papi still treated so well by their fans.  What's it say about the state of morals in this country.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 4:25 pm
 

hey pot, the kettle is calling

That right ant.  We'll give ours back as soon as you give yours back. LOL



Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 4:21 pm
 

Ortiz has long denied PED use

Awesome...how those red sox titles are tainted now.


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