Originally written May 08, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer It was only a matter of time before the question arose. You know, THE question that everyone in baseball asks when a player is doing well. No, not “what substance is that on his arm?” (Sorry, Clay). The other one. “Is he on the juice?” At 37 years old and batting .414 with a 27-game hitting streak, David Ortiz is facing the question. Again. The Boston media shark that is Dan Shaughnessy badgered Ortiz (Note: paid subscription may be needed to view article) prior to Tuesday night’s loss. He was looking for a slip. Catch him in a lie. Of course, Ortiz denied it and pointed to the facts. He claims to have been tested five times (four urine tests, one blood test) this season. From 2009-2011, no one rushed to judgment as Ortiz seemed to be on a steady downhill slope to retirement following a wrist injury. In the midst of his best season in several years last year, he found himself on the DL again, this time with a busted Achilles’ heel. So why now,...
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
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