David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Blood-Soaked Sock On 2003 Steroid List

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Here we go ... Lawyers with "knowledge of the results" of MLB's 2003 steroid tests says that both Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz are among the players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

As everyone will gladly point out, 2003 was Ortiz's first season in Boston. It was also the season he saw a significant improvement in his stats. He set then career highs in HR and RBI and saw his .OPS jump about 130 points. This is also the first time Manny has been connected to the 2003 tests, even though he was suspended 50 games this year for the same offense. They join Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa, Jason Grimsley and David Segui as the players who have been outed from the infamous list of 104 violators.


Ortiz offered no comment when asked about it today, but in February he was quoted saying that those who violate baseball's drug policy should be suspended for a full year. And yes, the lawyers who gave this info to the Times, have quite possibly broken a law.


Ortiz and Ramirez Said to Be on 2003 Doping List [NY Times]

UPDATE: From the Boston Globe: "One of the worst fears of Red Sox fans has apparently come true this afternoon."

Report: Ortiz, Ramirez said to be on 2003 doping list [Boston Globe]