The Adventure of the Distracted Detective

BDD Photo Illustration / Anthony D.
(BDD Photo Illustration / Anthony D.)

The Tables Get Turned in the Bronx Today, When the Distracted Detective Faces the White Hot Spotlight of the New York Media

Overheard Later This Afternoon in Front of Ortiz's Locker at Yankee Stadium ...
David, David, Over Here... Not Talkin' About the Past, What's Up with That?
Is It True That Barry Bonds Has Advised You On These Early Deception Strategies?
Will Canseco Cover for You In Exchange for 2 $25 Gift Certificates from Papi's Grill?
What Kinds of Supplements Were You Taking Prior to the 2003 Voluntary
Everyone-Knew-In-Advance Test That May Have Triggered a Positive Result?
Has Anyone Ever Injected B12 or Lidocaine Into Your Buttocks Over the Past 7 Years?
Dan Duquette Regrets That You Missed His 'Advisory Meetings' in the Spring of 2001
Do You Have Any Cousins That May Have Bought Boli in a Dominican GNC?
Did Your Former Paid Personal Assistant Monga-roid Teach You Anything He Learned from the Pumped and Jacked Red Sox Security Guards?
Have You Ever Shared Fertility Strategies With Old Friend Manny Ramirez?
How Were You Blindsided About a Test Result You Were Notified About in 2004?
Can You Believe That Alex Rodriguez Handled This 1,000 Times Better Than You?
Do You Think You Can Run Out the Clock on the News Cycle and Red Sox Nation?
Do You Want To Point Your Finger at the Cameras And Offer a Strong Denial?
Sammy Sosa Says He Doesn't Understand What's Going On, But You Should Call Him
Are You Thinking of Blaming It on Those Dominican Shakes? Or the Rice and Beans?
Is Angel Presinal Your Personal Dr. Watson?
Was It All Loosey-Goosey Back Then?


Papi's Got a Brand New Bag

David Ortiz and the wait for answers
(Reuters)

Ortiz Is Hiding Behind His Solo Effort to Find Out What the
Feds Have On Him Before He Talks to Us

He's On His Own: Union Won't File Motion for Ortiz Results
Buckley: Ortiz in For a Rude Awakening in Bronx Tonight
Newsday: You Can Boo Ortiz Now, But Then Let It Go
N.Y. Daily News: YES Can't Needle David Ortiz About Failed 2003 Test
Vennochi: Silence from Fenway on Steroids

Wrong Tito, Ortiz Has All the Answers,
And He Can Tell Us What He Took At Any Time

Tito Gets Testy in 'EEI Interview: "What do you want him to say? We were very honest. We need to let this process play out. There are things that I’m sure are happening that are way over my head, that Major League Baseball, the union, lawyers are taking care of. David said when he has answers, he’ll address it. We don’t have answers. I don’t know how much more explicit I can be." -- 8.5.09, Red Sox manager Terry Francona on the Ortiz delay

Massarotti: Waiting for Someone to Come Fully Clean

"All we can hope for, at this stage, is that Ortiz does not adopt Rodriguez’s approach when it came time to answer questions and fill in the blanks. We don’t need to know merely what Ortiz tested positive for and when he used it. We need to know what else he has taken, if anything, and we need to know why.

We have yet to hear a single player stand up and tell us the complete truth, that the game was out of control, that players felt the need to keep up, that things became twisted and out of control. That the line between right and wrong did not grow fuzzy - it disappeared entirely - and the game became one muddied mass.

That they were all wrong." -- 8.5.09, Mazz: For Ortiz, the real test is yet to come

Home Run King Hank Aaron: Release 104 Drug Names
Globe Editorial: Red Sox Strike Out on Ridding Baseball of Steroids
Everything Is Gravy for Manny... Positive Test? Bobblehead Night in LA!
Tom Caron Checks In: Ortiz Owes Sox Fans an Explanation
Reminder for the Clueless: Steroids Have Been Banned in Baseball Since 1991
Waiting For Ortiz to Get Answers For ...

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