Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, the sluggers who propelled the Boston Red Sox to end an 86-year World Series championship drought and to capture another title three years later, were among the roughly 100 Major League Baseball players to test positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, according to lawyers with knowledge of the results.
I know it won’t do any good because people will go crazy regardless, but at least allow me to try and get out in front of this:
Now, with that out of the way, you may resume your regularly-scheduled outrage.
Oh, and while we’re at it, let us remember:
The information about Ramirez and Ortiz emerged through interviews with multiple lawyers and others connected to the pending litigation. The lawyers spoke anonymously because the testing information is under seal by a court order.
Whoever is revealing this information is committing a far greater offense (contempt of court) than that which Manny and Ortiz committed.