Reaction from some local bloggers about the news about Ortiz (Ortiz's statement):
Noternie, who was at game 5 of the 2004 ALCS - which Ortiz won - is disgusted if the news is true:
... All the good feelings he generated and good will he enjoyed were based on lies. He cheated. He lied. He marketed himself and allowed himself to be marketed as the "good guy," the big lovable hero. All the time he knew it all to be lies? ... He is a liar and a cheater. I will not forgive him for the shame this brings to the franchise and the World Series wins in 2004 and 2007. ...
Jimmy isn't buying the outrage:
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. ...
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 â€“ #34. ...
Michael Gee, who, as a sportswriter has a vote to decide who gets into the Hall of Fame, writes:
... I don't give a shit. If it's possible to give less than a single shit, that's what I give about news of drug use that took place in the increasingly distant past. ...
Curt Schilling's first reaction was disappointment:
... David is a close friend, and my goal at home is to make sure that my kids understand that being a good person, treating people right and being kind doesnâ€™t excuse you from making stupid mistakes and bad decisions. As long as you own up and are accountable. ...
Pink Hat Hell explains why Tony Massarrotti's reaction to the news means Mazz is either a hypocrite or somebody who needs to be checked by a neurologist.
Teddy Kokoros writes:
... The reason PEDs where so prevalent was because MLB did not really have a coherant drug policy. Thus, I do not feel The Sox wins are at all tainted. ...
Josh Turiel says it's unfair to criticize Ortiz for possible PED use in what was a different, pre-testing, era:
... So long as he doesn't use them nowadays, he's cool by me. Even A-Rod - I don't hate him because he did steroids. I hate him because he's a douche. ...
Ed Cafasso considers the PR ramfications of the news, concludes:
... Ramirez's handling of the crisis should be the baseline for Ortiz. But Big Papi's reputation is bigger and better. As a consequence, he is going to have to apologize a lot more.
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