I could make this post generic: Bash the Red Sox, downplay thier World Series rings – but I’m a man of respect. I’d be lieing if I said that Boston is trash…

   Today it was revealed that “Big Papi” was found ‘guilty’ of using PED’s. If you’ve been living under a rock, the last big name caught up in the steroid scandal was none other than Manny Ramirez, former teamate of Ortiz – and fellow homerun sultan. One could assume that the juicing of these powerhouses has everything to do with the Red Sox recent success – but how should Yankee fans really react to the bombshell story at hand?

   We should react like intelligent people. Everytime a new name is dropped in this steroid era we’re witnessing, it’s all too easy to forget about the last man thrown under the bus. Before Ortiz came Manny, and before Manny came A-Rod. The problem at hand stems far deeper than just the Boston/New York rivalry, so what I’m suggesting is: use your head. I’ve read numerous blogs at this point that fire shots at Ortiz, but how foolish can you be? It’s only a matter of time before every team has a name drop – so keep it cool and watch your opinions.

“Can somebody in baseball please… get that stupid list out.” – Ozzie Guillen


  1. southernbelle

    J.Quist: I’m glad that you thought my blog was funny. I am aware of Arod, but I think I still have the right to gloat. Arod never won a championship for the Yanks like Ortiz did for his team. Arod was just a Yankee who cheated. It really doesn’t matter to me. Unless the Yankees on that list are Jeter, Tino, Brosius, Mo, Bernie, O’Neill, I DON”T CARE. We won our championships without cheating. The Red Sox didn’t. And I’m glad that the Sox fans have to keep their mouths shut now. All they did was pick on Arod, but they spoke too soon. OOPS! Ha! I think it’s funny. I wish they would release all the names so we can just move on and play ball.

  2. raysfanboy

    Let’s get all the names out there and be done with it, right? I’m over this junk. Papi’s name came out and I just don’t care. I’d love to rub it in a Red Sox fan’s face but I don’t care enough. It’s over. We need to move on. I’d rather be talking about trades and playoff races. Release the list and let us move on.

  3. Jane Heller

    I’m having trouble leaving comments today for some reason so forgive me if this gets posted twice. I agree with the others that it’s ridiculous to have these leaks and they should release the whole list of names and get it over with!


  4. todd11ny

    I have to agree with Southernbelle – the HUGE difference is the Yankees seem to have won at least a couple of their series (1996 and 1998) clean. Between Clemens and A-rod (and Knoblauch and to some degree Pettitte and a number of people who passed through during the 1999-2003 stint) the Yankees have had their fair share of PED issues and accusations. My own personal view is the Sox cheated to erase an 86 year old curse. Take away 1999 and 2000 when Clemens and Canseco were in the Bronx clubhouse and what do you have (well an amazing 1998 squad and an enormous group of memories from as far back as 1996). Sox had to cheat to win and the fans applauded it in 2004 and are completely fine with it today (note the Papi curtain call on thursday). its shameful

    For me, I’m supportive of releasing the list (even though there would be legal ramifications, but its getting out anyway). Assuming Jeter and Mo’s names are not there, I’m happy


  5. ryandepaul

    Agreed. Good point. I believe either all names should have been revealed, or none at all. This is going to go on and on, and speculation on players that are clean are going to be shot out…until it comes to an end.

    Since several names have been revealed, I think it would be best if all names came out so we can move on. We cannot really ‘move on’ knowing that at any moment (and possibly as soon as tomorrow) a new name can slip out off the list and into the medias hands.

    For once, I agree with Ozzie.

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