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Fox Sports guy Doug Gottlieb has a big wet blanket for anyone excited about Adrian Beltre’s 3000th hit: Did you know that Beltre is Dominican??? Fucked up, but true.

Gottlieb first showed his ass on Twitter yesterday with a troll-ish but not entirely race-baiting take.

People‚ÄĒincluding a cadre of Beltre‚Äôs current and former teammates‚ÄĒcalled Gottlieb a dingus, and that could and should very well have been that, had he not seized his moment to broadcast some even stronger handwringing over Beltre‚Äôs heritage. According to a radio spot Gottlieb did yesterday, Beltre, who‚Äôs never tested positive for anything, is worthy of intense fan scrutiny because, well, Dominicans be doping.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs legal, it‚Äôs over-the-counter, and there‚Äôs a different culture there than there is here,‚ÄĚ he said. Mt. Take aggregated the interview and announced it with a splashy image. If you want to hear about ‚Äúpossibly bitter [truths]‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcrooked numbers,‚ÄĚ here you go. Get a load of that ratio.


It’s also five minutes long, for some reason.


The Radio Idiot is pleased with himself.