Boston Red Sox

The Cheaters Known As David Ortiz , and The Boston Red Sox

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 20:  Designated hitter David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox on July 20, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Rory KingContributor IAugust 1, 2009

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox should be ashamed of themselves. As far as I'm concerned the curse of the "Bambino" lives on.

 David Ortiz is a filthy cheater. Why am I not surprised? After admitted use of steroids along with then teammate Manny Ramirez, I'm not so sure that the Red Sox deserve their 2004 World Series title. The steroids they have used would have been still in their systems obviously boosting their fortune. So now, besides A-Rod getting called out on the PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) blame, the 2004 title is now a questionable title. Maybe just maybe that old curse is still around.

 I have always had suspicion of Ortiz using PED's, and now my suspicions are proved correct. The funny thing about this is that he was an advocate for harsher penalties for steroid use, and swore that he has never or would ever use PED's. Now he is on the hot seat. At least when the Yanks lost to the Sox in the 2004 ALCS A-Rod wasn't part of that team. Don't get me wrong the Yankees have had there share of filthy cheaters as well. Chuck Knoblauch, Andy Pettite, and Roger Clemens have also allegedly been proved to use steroids as well. Now with this news out, and the possibility of hurting Ortiz's career, maybe the old Bambino is back to curse the Sox again.

 The Red Sox were a PED boosted team in 2004 with two proved cheaters. That says the Red Sox have found the Bambino's Kryptonite; Steroids. So would the Red Sox really been that good if they never had cheaters? Yes, they would have but they would not have made the ALCS. With Bostons improbable come from behind victory I was sure then that they were boosted. After giving up 19 runs to the Yanks in game three the Sox won the next four games against insurmountable odds. But with a little kick up of the juice they pulled off the improbable; they beat not only the Yankees, but they beat the curse too.

 Ever since the Yanks have been unfairly burdened for compromising the curse and giving away the series, now with the evidence though, they have regained a little honor. Ramirez and Ortiz are good even without steroids, against the Yanks they are still a couple of bums and always will be. The 2004 ALCS will forever be questionable. The sox have only one way to prove that they are better than the Yanks, and they must do it without cheating.


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