David Ortiz was speaking openly about the issues facing professional baseball and, as you would expect, the topic of steroids in the sport — including the recent Biogenesis scandal. Ortiz was speaking with Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com when he let out this incredible gem:
“When I first heard about [players being linked to the clinic],” Ortiz said. “I started saying that us, as baseball players, we pretty much might be the dumbest athletes of all the sports because there’s a history of players doing things like that and later on getting caught. We’re talking about six or seven years. So how come in 2011 or 2012, there are players still being caught in the same situation?”
Ortiz has a very valid point. There isn’t another sport out there that faces as many questions about performing enhancing drugs as baseball and a lot of it has to do with the arrogance and ignorance of the players.
I’m sure those comments may irk a few fellow players, but Ortiz is spot on. If you are still getting involved with companies like Biogenesis in today’s day and age, you are asking for trouble and probably aren’t the brightest scholar.