Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In A New Book, An Ex-Red Sox Security Agent Makes Explosive Allegations

Eddie Dominguez, a Red Sox security agent between 1999 and 2007, has written a new book that lodges serious allegations of sports gambling against a close associate of David Ortiz. The book, "Baseball Cop: The Dark Side of America’s National Pastime", alleges that MLB’s Department of Investigations (DOI) looked into alleged betting on baseball by a member of Ortiz's "entourage" known as "Monga". In 2005, Dominguez became suspicious of Monga—who frequented the Red Sox clubhouse—and alleges that Ortiz's "top aide-de-camp" placed bets on the Chicago White Sox to defeat the Red Sox. Monga was later banned from the Red Sox clubhouse—which reportedly infuriated Ortiz. When Monga was still seen associating with the Red Sox DH, MLB security held a meeting that included Ortiz, manager Terry Francona and Dominguez. Ortiz denied the gambling allegation against his associate. No players were ever implicated in the sports gambling allegations. Later, Dominguez reported Monga's immigration status to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and he was arrested at Ortiz's home. This made Ortiz even more upset—and even prompted an alleged call from then-GM Theo Epstein, berating Dominguez for the ICE tip. This book has even more explosive allegations that reach the upper eschelons of MLB. We'll be getting an early review copy of Baseball Cop soon—and will fill you in further on any Red Sox-related issues once we do.