Bill Madden of the Daily News joined The Drive with Charlie & Dan today and stated that Major League Baseball, and specifically Commissioner Rob Manfred, publicly attempted to minimize David Ortiz's positive test result for PED's, in addition to the slugger's close relationship with a suspected PED drug dealer from the Dominican Republic. Madden backed up his claim as information documented in the book 'The Baseball Cop' written by former Major League Baseball investigator, Eddie Dominguez. The Daily News baseball columnist said that Major League Baseball will one day 'regret' David Ortiz' induction.
I am and have always been a New York Yankees fan. Which means the Boston Red Sox are the rival I love to hate. Couple that with some terrible fan experiences and I am as much a Red Sox hater as anyone. That being said there are things that are so much bigger than sports (whether I want to admit it or not) and seeing David Ortiz healthy and happy was HUGE.
There are few athletes loved by their fan base more than David Ortiz. Whether it's the Boston community or the people from the Dominican Republic, "Big Papi" is loved. The news of Ortiz being shot in the Dominican Republic is shocking and frightening. Thanks to TMZ Sports we now have video of the shooting to help us all wrap our brains around the assault.
Despite hitting .339 thus far with 18 home runs and 59 RBIs, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he won't reconsider his retirement:
"Everything hurts," he said. "It even hurts to think. Last time I reached second after a double, I almost called for a timeout so they would get me out of the game...