Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big Papi Joins the Party

In 2002, David Ortiz was non-tendered by the Minnesota Twins.

In 2004, he carried the Red Sox on his back to their first World Series title since 1918.

In 2003, he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

In 2009, after it is determined that his friends Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez tested positive for steroids Ortiz goes into the tank and his average drops to .224 and he is on pace to his the least amount of home runs he has hit since 2002 with the Twins.

These situations don’t necessarily mean that Ortiz was only able to become such an elite player because of The Juice, but it hard to deny.

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