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Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

Posted on: July 30, 2009 3:42 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2009 5:51 pm
 
Why am I mad at me? Because I thought Ortiz was a steroids user for years. So did you. So did anyone with any common sense. He goes from being an average player with the Twins to being a Hall of Famer with the Red Sox, and he made that improvement in the Steroid Era, and yet he wasn't on 'roids?

He wasn't, not officially, until the New York Times outed him today. So now we can all talk about what we already sort of knew: Ortiz was a juicer.

Great. But too late. Which is why I'm mad at me. I had no guts, or I would have called out Ortiz years ago as the cheater we all thought he was.

There are two players right now I think are cheaters. Two sluggers. Both in the National League. At least one of them was in the HR Derby. If I had any guts I'd come out and say it: _____ is on steroids.

But I don't have any guts. So I won't say it.

And in three years when this guy, and the other guy, get outed ... I'll be mad at myself then, too.

Until then, speculate away on the two players. Figuring them out should take out about ... five or six seconds.
Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2009 10:02 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

Wow, now I did not look up the definition in Websters, but in my opinion, this article might be a bit slanderous.  Come on you are a professional journalist, surely you can do better than this drivel.  Write a real story with fact based assertions...and really did the NY Times out him for sure?  If the NYT has the list then why won't they publish it?  I would like to see it myself.  Until that shows up with the PED that each player used, this is all speculation and crazy reporting.  What did MLB have to say on this story?  Did they confirm it?



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 10:01 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

Doyel is taking about Ryan Howard, and it should be pretty obivous he is a user.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 9:54 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

your hyperbole is comical.  they wouldn't have won a title if he hadn't have been juicing?  well, according to the information we have RIGHT NOW, he wasn't juicing in 2004.  which, by the way, is the year they won the title.  and his home run totals went up the years that TESTING STARTED.  so, instead of doing the typical message board posting, perhaps you should apply a little logic.



Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 9:49 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

Possibly because you can't write or spell very well!!!???



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 9:39 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

Funny, the Yankees didn't win the titles with Giambi, Sheff, Brown, and A-Rod.  And there is nothing suggesting that Andy or Roger juiced then (late 90s).

Now the Sox get exposed -- their precious first titles in 100 years, and their TWO BIGGEST STARS and most important impactful bats are cheats during the title time periods.  Couldn't be more tainted.

Just like the Patriots -- videotapping and cheating.  

Ortiz -- for calling out A-Rod (when A-Rod was getting killed for being on that list) and putting other players down, and turning out to be the biggest cheat (since he was an average player that turned into a star because of roids, unlike Bonds, A-Rod, and Clemons, who were HOFs regardless of juice) -- should face more ridicule than any other player thus far.  He won TWO titles as the clean-up hitter.  He would not have a ring if he and Manny did not cheat.  Period.  End of discussion.  Bonds, Clemens, A-Rod, Giambi, Manny, Sammy, Tejada, McGuire all lied about it.  But they did not try to take some moral high ground and put down other players while lying about it. 

Ortiz is the worst of the worst.  A phony, a pretender, AN UN-DESERVING CHAMPION, and a hypocrite.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 9:24 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

2004 - one guy
2007 - None
Titles Good
Yankees suck!



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2009 7:57 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

gregg,
that's your response?  the look test?  i'm not at all saying that ortiz is clean.  what i am saying is that we have no idea what the drug was or any other information regarding the positive test.  furthermore, he hit 31 homers in 2003 when he allegedly (and more than likely) tested positive.  after that, when drug tests became MANDATORY in mlb, he hit 41, 47, 54, 35, and 23 homers respectively.  so we can talk about a number of possible explanations:  a)he was using the whole time and had a tour de france-like doctor  b)he used in 2003 and the rest of the numbers were a fluke  c)he used in 2003 but was already coming into his own  or d)he was clean all along

i'm not beginning to know what the answer is.  but i do know that the "look test" won't work.  he was kind of a fat guy beforehand, he's kind of a fat guy now.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 7:43 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

1. Mayfield doesn't look or drive like a guy who has been on meth for a decadeand the fact that Mayfield had a 3rd party test his pee and it came up clean. 



Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2009 7:42 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

If Mayfield has any of his teeth left he hasn't been on meth for a decade.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2009 7:39 pm
 

Ortiz is a druggie, and I'm mad at me

Ohio, that's a very good point -- seriously -- except for these facts:

1. Mayfield doesn't look or drive like a guy who has been on meth for a decade.

2. Ortiz looks, and hits, like a guy on steroids (after being average before the steroid era).

There's a reason to believe Mayfield. No reason to believe Ortiz.


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