>> Thursday, July 30, 2009
Ah, the wild and crazy world of Major League Baseball and the "infinite" list of PED users brought forth some very disappointing news for baseball fans, especially the Red Sox Nation. The man known affectionately as Big Papi, David Ortiz, has been confirmed as a positive PED user during the 2003 survey ran by the MLB.
Ortiz has been a primary proponent of stronger PED testing within the major league system and constantly chastised those players who were failing their random drug screenings for PED usage. However, it appears Oritz was the guilty playing innocent the entire time.
One now has to wonder how exactly the BoSox 2003 World Series title should be viewed, because both of its key components, Ortiz and Ramirez, have now been linked to PED usage during the 2003 season. Does it deserve an asterisk like all the records from this era will receive?