Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Truth hurts. 

There is something to be said about a guy that is easily angered by something that’s said about him. Because, let’s face it, David Ortiz is Selig’s Golden Boy and over time, even Papi thinks he's untouchable. 

He’s the unofficial Ambassador of Major League Baseball.  He can say the “F” word on National Television and people think it’s hysterical.   

He can disrespect pitchers and walk out of the batter’s box because “he knew it was gonna be a ball.”  He can give opinions on the Cubs and how they're terrible because they play day games.  He can give thoughts on PEDs users… Oh yeah, and he can show up on a leaked list of failed PEDs users in 2003 and side step it, vowing to find out why he showed up on that list... only to not.  Let me tell you something; David Ortiz is a liar and it’s time for a breakdown of Bud Selig’s Super hero.  The truth hurts David, and that’s why you’re upset with members of the MLB Network suggesting you got a “free pass” on the PEDs stuff.  You know what? You did! Get over yourself.

Now, for any of you living under a rock, on the MLB Network the other day, a few of the commentators, namely Joe Magrane, gave some analysis on the Biogenesis investigation.  Magrane was suggesting that Ortiz may have gotten away with PED use, showing up on that 2003 PEDs list. In other words, they thought Ortiz skated while others were punished.  Ortiz walks freely and does whatever the hell he wants, including hugging Bud Selig after the 2013 World Series.  Back then, I was disgusted and tweeted this:

It was popular on Twitter, and that’s because it was true. 

Now let me go back for a moment to put this whole thing into context. It started with John Lackey taking a shot at Nelson Cruz, a guy who played well in the O's, Red Sox doubleheader this past weekend, and a guy who was suspended for PEDs, but now back playing for the O’s. Lackey said to the media after the game:  "You guys forget pretty conveniently about stuff", meaning Cruz was suspended for PEDs, and insinuated that perhaps he's still guilty, I guess. Interesting.   

Buck Showalter then shot back and said: "everybody needs to make sure that their own backyard is clean."  Nice comeback... and true.

That’s when the MLB Network and Magrane brought up Papi. And now Ortiz has fired back at MLB Network. Ortiz telling WEEI:

“In this country, nobody gets a free pass… he wants to make it sound like I got a free pass because nobody can point fingers at me directly. But the reason why I got that fake [expletive] free pass that he's saying is because they pointed fingers at me with no proof.  It's easier to do it that way than having something that they can say, 'Yes, you did this, you did that.' My [expletive], I call straight-up bull. Let me tell you. You don't get no free pass here, especially a guy like me. I don't get no free pass. That free-pass B.S. that they want to talk about over there, they can shove it up their [expletive]." 

Now look, there are plenty of things wrong with this statement.  Besides the fact that Ortiz sounds uneducated, once again, he fired expletives like they’re going out of style. Will he get heat for that? No, but he should.

Next, his tone. Abrasive, and let me state for the record that there were other names on that survey test list in 2003 that were listed as a positive test, and eventually, some of them WERE suspended.  For some reason, Papi is the Golden Boy, and I'm not so sure why.  

But here’s the thing; and I’m not defending Alex Rodriguez, or Manny Ramirez or Ryan Braun or any of these guys… the whole thing is despicable. All I’m suggesting is, if you’re on a list for testing positive for a PED, I'm 90% sure you used it just like the rest of them.

Ortiz can walk the earth like he’s squeaky clean all he wants, we know he’s not. And hey, that’s my opinion, just like it was Magrane's opinion suggesting Ortiz got a “free pass.”  It’s also my opinion that Ortiz is guilty.  

Papi can cry all he wants, but that list existed… and David was on it.  Ortiz said this of the MLB commentators:   "What pisses me off is the whole thing about, why does my name got to be mentioned in that?”   

WHY? Why does your name have to be mentioned? Well, because you were on the list, Golden Boy, that's why!  The MLB community knows this, David. Baseball fans know this.  Even Red Sox fans know this and while they don’t want to openly admit it, they know it’s true. In fact, the only person who doesn’t accept it is you!  

I remember the last time a baseball player denied using after a test came back positive. He eventually turned around and admitted guilt... and was suspended.  His name was Ryan Braun. I’m not calling you Braun, Papi, but I am telling you, you know what you were on the list for, sir.

When John Farrell came out backing Ortiz this week, I practically fell out of my chair. He said, "...It's unfortunate that the innuendo continues to follow him."

It may be unfortunate, but the word innuendo means "an allusive or oblique remark or hint". Correct, we're "hinting" about Ortiz showing up on that 2003 PEDs list, because the list "hinted" there was some truth to his positive test.  In fact, this is how the report on that 2003 list went down. This report is from Deadspin:

" In 2003, MLB conducted survey testing to determine the extent of PED use in baseball. Among those who tested positive (though we wouldn't learn it for another six years) was David Ortiz..."

Now, while the PED wasn't considered illegal at the time of testing, he still showed up on that list! My thinking is simple; if Ortiz was truly hell bent about testing positive, he should have spent his Red Sox money and done an investigation to get to the bottom of it!  But instead, he vowed to find out WHY he tested positive.  Well, that hasn't happened. Now it's 2014 and we're still waiting.

But the best part is, now others, besides BYB have come out suggesting Ortiz got a "free ride", and somehow, Ortiz thinks that's wrong.  Hey David, we didn't make up history, you were on that list. Deal with it, admit it.  And hey, it's not like I dislike you and want to embarrass you. I'm annoyed because what’s right is right… you’re as guilty as the rest of them!

It’s clear we’ve reached Papi’s core and the truth is there somewhere. I'm tired of Bud Selig holding this guy on a pedestal while the others suffer. The whole thing is despicable. Every single part of it. 

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