The New York Times is reporting that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are included among the 103 names of players who tested positive for performing-enhancing drugs in 2003.
The moral high-ground was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it?
PEDs don’t really press my buttons they way they do most other folks, so I’ll only touch on this briefly. For many many, this will take a bit of the luster off of those World Series trophies from 2004 and 2007. As far as I’m concerned, the only thing that upsets me about this whole situation is the tidal wave of insane reactions and irrational sanctimony that is is sure to drown us all over the next few days. Or, maybe it will be a slow drip, like Chinese water torture, as the 103 names are released one-by-one?
If this Times article is shocking to you, it means that you are either a) not paying attention, or b) not very perceptive.
I’m headed down to Baltimore to see the Sox play in “Fenway South” tomorrow and Saturday. Just yesterday afternoon, I bought a brand new authentic home jersey to wear to these two games at Camden Yards. Can you guess what number is on the back of my jersey? Of course you can – #34.
If I were in the souvenir store right now, and I had to choose my jersey all over again…I’d pick the same fucking one. And I hope most other Sox fans feel the same way I do.