All I have to say is, I called it.
It was safe to start thinking, "what if Ortiz was taking roids too?" which brought me to write, "What if Papi's juicing...?
" back on May 8 (before he hit the home run).
So what is everyone feeling?
Shocked? Surprised? Mortified? Upset? Disappointed? Saddened? Hurt?
All of the above?
Unfortunately this is not a surprise and the beloved Big Papi will never be looked at as the same player again in Boston
or anywhere else.
Red Sox fans may have to start getting used to Ortiz being known as "Big Sloppy" and "Big Poppy."
The most disappointing aspect? Ortiz's commented back in spring training.
Ortiz in Feb: "I know that if I test positive for using any substance, I know that I'm going to disrespect my family the game, the fans."
Here's some more commentary from Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy.