Big Papi, big man for big moments.
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. “Do you know how many people we beat up to get to this level? To this stage?
I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.
Now I feel cheated that the pep talk wasn't televised.
So if Ortiz would have just made this pep talk in 2008 the Red Sox would have won that year too? Why doesn't he just keep making this pep talk of his if it's so magical?
You think? Here, let's make sure:
Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz playing his way to Cooperstown in the World Series
I get not being thrilled about it if you actively don't like the Red Sox but if you're a neutral baseball fan this was a great moment.
I would have no problem with David Ortiz in the Hall of Fame. At least then we would know that one 'roider made it.
I think most of the comments that you are decrying are by people who actively don't like the Red Sox.
We also can't dismiss it out of hand. Just out of curiosity, have the snarkers in this thread ever played competitively at any level? I'm not trying to be snarky myself, BTW. I am honestly curious.
But I still found the headline very overwrought (and I like snark, so there is that).
I am honestly curious.
Good lord. I just watched the video clip of the great oration. That is all? Weak sauce.
I have played. I do play
Red Sox David Ortiz’s pep talk could be signature moment in this World Series
This was a human moment during a human event. To think words between teammates have no place in athletic contests ignores reality. Can we quantity how such stuff impacts the results? No we can't. We also can't dismiss it out of hand. Just out of curiosity, have the snarkers in this thread ever played competitively at any level? I'm not trying to be snarky myself, BTW. I am honestly curious.
But do you lift?
This would have a bit more credibility if Ortiz's teammates weren't hitting .156 in the World Series. Would they have hit .056 without the talk?
For the 8 millionth time, there is zero evidence Ortiz did any banned/illegal substance. Zero.
If you keep telling yourself this, maybe one day you'll actually believe it. A failed test, for whatever reason, is not zero evidence.
We don't have a failed test. We have a guy saying a guy told him he saw a list.
David Ortiz, the greatest single-season home run hitter in Red Sox history, yesterday acknowledged testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003 as he launched his golden era as one of the game’s premier power hitters.....Ortiz said the Major League Baseball Players Association later confirmed to him that the report of his positive test was accurate.
“Based on the way I have lived my life, I am surprised to learn I tested positive,’’ he said in his statement. “I will find out what I tested positive for. And, based on whatever I learn, I will share this information with my club and the public. You know me - I will not hide and I will not make excuses.’’
A failed test, for whatever reason, is not zero evidence.
Here is a good summary of why the entire Times "story" is total horsesh1t
Where in the story you quoted does it say Ortiz's was a false positive? How could anyone know that he was or wasn't a false positive?
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