• Big Papi: Ballplayers (Who Use PEDs) Are The Dumbest

    Posted by on February 14th, 2013 · Comments (4)

    Via the Boston Herald -

    At the risk of throwing stones while living in a glass house, David Ortiz weighed in today on baseball’s latest scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs.

    “When I first heard about that, I started saying that us as baseball players, we pretty much might be the dumbest athletes out of all the sports,” Ortiz said, referring to the recent report that linked Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and others to a Biogenesis clinic in South Florida. “There’s a history of players doing stuff like that and later on getting caught. We’re talking about six, seven years and probably more going back. So how come in 2011, 2012, there are players still getting caught in the same situation?”

    Ortiz, of course, was on a list of players who tested positive in a 2003 survey conducted by Major League Baseball, according to a New York Times report in 2009. And because he continues to put up big offensive numbers, even at age 37, skeptics will be suspicious about his performance.

    “What I can tell you is I keep working hard and I keep trying my best,” Ortiz said. “When you work hard, things pay off. I don’t care if people have their doubts about the things you’re capable of doing. As long as your name is not being mentioned in a situation like that, I think it’s okay.”

    Padre tiene grandes bolas de latón.

    Comments on Big Papi: Ballplayers (Who Use PEDs) Are The Dumbest

    1. MJ Recanati
      February 14th, 2013 | 9:45 am

      He’s always been an asshole and a phony but because he plays the fool, the media gives him a pass. Screw this guy.

    2. Garcia
      February 14th, 2013 | 12:11 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Agreed.

    3. redbug
      February 14th, 2013 | 6:38 pm

      I admit I had to google it to get the translation. Very good, Steve!

      I think his point…”So how come in 2011, 2012, there are players still getting caught in the same situation?” is actually a good one. Even if you use to screw up., they’re catching up w/ this. Why continue being stupid?

    4. MJ Recanati
      February 15th, 2013 | 9:10 am

      redbug wrote:

      I think his point…”So how come in 2011, 2012, there are players still getting caught in the same situation?” is actually a good one. Even if you use to screw up., they’re catching up w/ this. Why continue being stupid?

      The percentage of players “being stupid” or getting caught is unknown so, since we shouldn’t be naive enough to think that the rate of PED users that end up being caught is 100%, I think Ortiz’s comment is the one that’s stupid.

      The incentive to use PED’s has never gone away and MLB hasn’t put mechanisms in place to stop PED use, only to catch people that are stupid (like Melky Cabrera, for instance). Until there’s a real disincentive to use PED’s, players will continue to do so. And, frankly, I have no reason to believe that Oritz isn’t one of the so-called stupid ones.

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