Re: Werner calls out media, Globe, Shaughnessy for Ortiz column
posted at 5/11/2013 9:17 AM EDT
In response to tom-uk's comment:
If Ortiz is clean -- and I believe he is -- he needs to be mad at guys like Bonds and McGwire and their ilk and Donald Fehr. They created this world, not the media.
Ortiz is paid incredibly well, with that comes a downside, he should suck it up.
He should blame Melky Cabrera, ARod, Braun, .... and himself. Has he ever come clean about his positive test in ~2002? If it was some over-the-counter minor stuff, he should have had a press conference and moved on.
His amazing longevity is something to behold, he has topped his career .928 OPS at ages 35, 36, and now 37. Ted Williams did the same at 35, 36, and 38. It can be done, but in these times it is suspicious.
They wont tell him what he tested positive for. If he knew, then maybe he could be precise. He has said hes just taken vitamins and supplements. Could be something that is banned now, that wsnt then and that causes a false positive is all. He hasnt played a position in a decade, not sure why you compare him to position players. He doesnt have the wear and tear that guys who played the field do, so its not suspicious at all IMO.
Im not saying he hasnt done anything. I dont l know because theres not enough solid proof. There certainly wasnt enough for Dan to go talk to him about it. CHB conveniently left of things that countered his argument and didnt give all the facts, like the ones I listed above.The testing policy is the best and toughest in the world. Hes just looking for a story, so he created one