And David Ortiz Has A Few Things To Get Off Of His ChestS

Big Papi handled himself as confidently and apologetically as he possibly could while he addressed the whole "why's your name popping up on that mysterious list of bad, bad men"-issue. No steroids, he says. Just supplements.

Papi's explanation via USA Today:

I definitely was a little bit careless.I was buying supplements and vitamins over the counter ... but I never buy steroids or use steroids.I wanted to apologize to fans for the distraction, my teammates, my manager. This past week has been a nightmare."

Thank you, David. Now, the bigger problem in Red Sox Nation is their floundering ball club. The Bronx nut-punching continued last night as Captain Boli saved the Yankees with a two-run walk-off in the bottom of the 15th. Pie to the face!

The Yankees now hold a 4.5 game lead over the Red Sox and appear poised to run away with the division. Welcome back to the early aughts.