The reality of it

One of the most disappointing things I’ve ever read in a long time was today when I read that David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. In a game today lacking heroes, Ortiz up to this point was considered one of the few who stood out as being one of the more legendary figures in baseball with the integrity to make him someone to look up to. Besides possessing one of the most clutch bats in the history of the game, this was a guy who would tear up visiting sick children as part of his own charity organization. A respected personality on and off the field, to hear that he was on the list of 104 dopers in 2003 tarnishes what was an inspiring figure to me.

According to Ortiz, he is ‘surprised’ by the results, not quite aware of the things he put into his body at that time were the substances banned today. I’d like to take his word for it, that it was all a mistake. But with recent revelations of high profile players indicted already, it’s a difficult sell.

I’m glad our BC boys Justin Morneau, Ryan Dempster and Jason Bay still possess their squeaky clean images. I just hope no more names drop from the list of those whom I still respect in the game.

Posted: August 1st, 2009
Categories: Current Events
Comments: 2 Comments.
Comment from HANK - August 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM


Comment from sammie - August 9, 2009 at 7:59 PM

i dont follow sports but wanted to comment, so ….. HI! = )