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Mark McGwire Steroids Confession: My Personal Response

Dear Mark McGwire, I would just like to say that I feel sorry for you. I felt sorry when you tried to hide behind your microphone during the 2005 hearings. Now, I feel sorry that even when you try to admit to your wrongdoings, you are still in denial. We already knew you took steroids, […]

SoB Story of the Year: MLB’s Steroids Scandal

A lot of what we do at Sports of Boston relies on big stories during the year. We create the articles so that major topics can be scrutinized, debated, and/or praised. 2009 was no different as there were many major sports stories that garnered tons of local attention, and national attention as well. Last year’s […]

Baseball’s 2003 Steroids List Taken Illegally

The infamous list that has haunted baseball, and grouped together some of the game’s best players as cheaters, has been determined to be taken illegally. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that federal agents were wrong in seizing 104 names from two companies holding the results of a 2003 league-wide drug survey. The […]

Ortiz: No Apology Necessary

David Ortiz does not owe you an apology. Contrary to the nonsensical ramblings of Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, Big Papi certainly doesn’t owe the Red Sox an apology either. I don’t care if he injected himself with anabolic steroids, or if he merely took some banned supplements, and neither should you. Should he apologize […]

David Ortiz Steroids Press Conference Recap

Ortiz: “I never buy steroids or use steroids” David Ortiz spoke to the media in a press conference Saturday at Yankee Stadium, and he revealed he still did not know what he tested positive for (if anything) in 2003. He admitted he was “careless” with the supplements he purchased over the counter, but denied ever […]

Major League Baseball Statement on 2003 Steroids List

In response to David Ortiz’s press conference Saturday and a statement released by the MLBPA, Major League Baseball’s front office released their own statement about the 2003 survey test results: “Major League Baseball does not possess the list of names and is unable to assess the accuracy of leaks relating to individual names. The continued […]

MLB Player’s Union Statement on 2003 Steroids List

The Major League Baseball Player’s Union released a statement regarding the now-infamous list of 104 names tied to performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 (later on, the MLB Commissioner’s Office released their own statement): “The New York Times recently reported that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez “are among the roughly 100 Major League Baseball players to test […]

2 Employees Fired in 2008: Red Sox Steroids Scandal?

According to a Boston Globe report, MLB opened an investigation into performance-enhancing drug use during the 2008 season after two security employees were fired for steroid use. Despite investigating a possible scandal, MLB apparently didn’t investigate enough. What did they miss? Well, apparently one of the two laid off employees claimed to have exchanged steroids […]

Ortiz, Others Knew They Were on 2003 Steroids List

According to a Boston Globe report, David Ortiz and more than 100 other major league players that tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 were told years ago that they were on the list. Despite telling reporters July 30 that the news “blindsided” him (which may be true since the report came at such a […]

Canseco: Current Hall-of-Famer Used Steroids

Jose Canseco thinks Major League Baseball has a bigger problem on their hands than active players like Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz being busted for steroids. He alleges that a current Baseball Hall-of-Famer used the juice. “When you tell me something I didn’t already know, I’ll be surprised,” Canseco told ESPN. “And I’ll tell you this, […]

Arroyo Wouldn’t Be Surprised if He’s on 2003 Steroids List

Former Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo, a 2003 teammate of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, would not be surprised to discover his name was on the list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. Arroyo said that Andro (androstenedione) laced with steroids may be to blame. He was using Andro (which was […]

David Ortiz Issues Statement Regarding Steroids Report

David Ortiz issued the following statement after the game: Today I was informed by a reporter that I was on the 2003 list of MLB players to test positive for performance-enhancing substances. This happened right before our game, and the news blindsided me. I said I had no comment because I wanted to get to […]

Ortiz Steroids Report: All Too Familiar

I don’t want to believe it. I don’t want to think about it. I am hoping that the news is untrue. However, it’s hard to ignore the news that David Ortiz is the newest player to have failed a drug test for performance enhancing drugs (albeit in 2003). The New York Times is reporting that […]

Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz Tested Positive for Performance-Enhancing Drugs in 2003

It was revealed today by the New York Times that Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were named on the famous 2003 list of over 100 names that tested positive for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. This is the same list that has named Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa. Manny was already suspended 50 games earlier […]

Selig Wants Banned Players Out of Minors

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig agrees with SportsOfBoston’s own Jon and wants major leaguers banned under the steroid policy to be out of professional baseball, not just the big leagues, for the entirety of their suspension. This most recently popped up when Manny Ramirez appeared in the minor leagues to tune up for his return […]