Ortiz using ster … we’re not gonna put that out there


From the latest Fox MLB press release:

With David Ortiz’s continued struggles and his recent demotion to sixth in the Red Sox lineup, MLB on Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal has noticed that the whispers of steroids and performance enhancing drugs has started and he believes its unfair.

“Ten years ago, no self-respecting journalist would have speculated that a player was using PEDs without some form of proof. Today, respected journalists, blogs, chat rooms and other Internet vehicles, have blithely suggested that Ortiz is in a decline because he no longer take PEDs,” said Rosenthal. “It’s irresponsible. It’s unfair. It needs to stop. Several times in recent weeks, radio talk-show hosts have asked me what I thought of the possibility that Ortiz was using PEDs.

“I have no idea if David Ortiz used PEDs; probably no journalist does. I could not even make an educated guess, and it would be unprofessional of me to do so. Here’s one thing I do know: Before steroids, players actually declined as they got older. Ortiz is 33. Maybe he is losing his skills. Maybe he just stinks. If I were an innocent player, I would fight back. But I wouldn’t even know where to start.”

More of Rosenthal’s column (linked here)

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