Speaking Tuesday with WEEI, Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz bashed MLB Network commentators for claiming he got “a free pass” in the Biogenesis investigation.
Ortiz was identified in 2009 by The New York Times as one of approximately 100 ballplayers who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.
“In this country, nobody gets a free pass,” said Ortiz, 38, who acclaimed Boston Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy insinuated was still cheating last summer.
“(The commentator) wants to make it sound like I got a free pass because nobody can point fingers at me directly. But the reason why I got that fake [expletive] free pass that he’s saying is because they pointed fingers at me with no proof. ”
Ortiz is currently batting .259 with 19 homers and 55 RBI over 86 games.
Altogether, since debuting with the Minnesota Twins in September 1997, “Big Papi” has compiled the most ever dingers (450) and RBI (1,484) by a DH and in 2012 he became only the 49th slugger to go yard 400 times.
Unfortunately, at least somewhat the result of being a raging juicehead, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Ortiz has suffered from an irregular heartbeat and battled knee, shoulder, heel, quadriceps and wrist injuries over the past eight seasons.
Named by Sports Illustrated to its MLB All-Decade Team in 2009, Ortiz should realize all modern athletes are scrutinized because of their fraternal fraudulence and compulsive lying to the masses.
Most importantly, the nine-time All-Star and 2004 ALCS Most Valuable Player must accept he’s already been pinched as a trickster.
Although there’s “no proof” that Ortiz was involved in the Biogenesis scandal, “Big Papi” is absolutely a face of the Steroid Era.
Curiously, many fans and analysts have given David Ortiz a “free pass” from that fact.by