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Midwestern Guy Wants You To Doubt Adrian Beltre Because He's Dominican

Illustration by Dan McQuade/Deadspin/GMG
Illustration by Dan McQuade/Deadspin/GMG

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.

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

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People—including a cadre of Beltre’s current and former teammates—called 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’s heritage. According to a radio spot Gottlieb did yesterday, Beltre, who’s never tested positive for anything, is worthy of intense fan scrutiny because, well, Dominicans be doping.

“It’s legal, it’s over-the-counter, and there’s a different culture there than there is here,” he said. Mt. Take aggregated the interview and announced it with a splashy image. If you want to hear about “possibly bitter [truths]” and “crooked numbers,” here you go. Get a load of that ratio.

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

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The Radio Idiot is pleased with himself.

Staff writer, Deadspin

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