Tuesday, May 23, 2017

David Ortiz Suggests Evil Empire Was Behind 2009 Leak

David Ortiz
In an interview with WEEI Radio, Red Sox legend David Ortiz seems to hint that the Yankees—or at least powerful forces in Gotham City—were behind a 2009 New York Times leak of his name appearing on a PED list. Said Ortiz, "What happened in 2009, when they threw my name out there, I always sit down and think about what was the reason for them to come out with something like that? The only thing that I can think of, a lot of the guys from the Yankees were getting caught. No one from Boston. Who was the big guy in Boston? It was me. A newspaper coming out of New York with that news, I guess they were just trying to do what they did -- call the attention somewhere else." In 2003, Major League Baseball did non-binding "survey testing" to see if a formal testing program was needed. The Times reported that Ortiz was one of 104 MLB players who tested positive for PEDs—citing a list that was supposed to be confidential. Both MLB and the players union have since stated that "some" of the results on that list were inconclusive. Ortiz has admitted to using "vitamins and supplements" early in his career, but never steroids.