LADY AT THE BAT: Big Papi's Long Weekend Begins

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Big Papi's Long Weekend Begins

Tonight David Ortiz will come to bat in the Bronx against the Yankees for the first time since his 2003 positive drug test was revealed. As Pete Abraham said on his blog today, it'll be a long weekend for Big Papi.

I've listened to a lot of sportstalk radio since this revelation, and the consensus among most show hosts is that Yankee fans should keep their mouths shut and don't torment Ortiz. After all, Yankee fans have Alex Rodriguez, as well as a whole slew of guys who have used steroids or have probably used steroids. For that reason I agree with the talkshow hosts.

But I'm not going to keep my mouth shut. I'm going to jeer him as loud as I can. (Granted, it'll be in the privacy of my apartment; I don't have tickets to any game in the series.) Why? Two reasons:

1) Because of what Ortiz has said in the past. He pulled a Palmiero. He came down so hard on steroid users back in February when A-Rod was outed.

2) Because he claims not to know how he got on the list of 104 and he's still waiting to find out what he took that got him on the list. According to ESPN (I believe it was Karl Ravitch who actually said it), the Mitchell Report specifically states that everyone who failed the 2003 survey test was told that they failed it. They may not have been told how they failed it, but they were told that they failed it. A-Rod knew he failed.

Anyone who pulls garbage like this deserves to be booed lustily, even if those doing the booing have their own cheaters. So, get ready Big Papi. It's going to be a looooooooonnnnnng weekend.



P-Cat said...

They crucified him last night and I love it. You lied, you cheated, you deserve what you get Papi.

Bernadette Pasley said...

He'll be meeting the press tomorrow to tell the story. The presser is at Yankee Stadium. No way he'll admit to any wrong-doing while he's in Yankee Stadium.