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Ortiz still angry about drug issue

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  August 14, 2013 12:05 PM

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TORONTO -- David Ortiz spoke to the Toronto Globe and Mail about how angry he is about the performance-enhancing drug issue.

He is most upset about Jack Clark's claims that Albert Pujols did steroids.

“You have that in the city where this guy built up his legacy? You don’t ruin it just like that,” Oritz said. “It pissed me off because I know Pujols. He is one of the most natural talented players in the game right now.

"You don’t ruin a guy like that because you want to get a [expletive] show famous and if you do, that’s wrong and God will chase you at some point. That is wrong. I don’t care what anybody say. That is wrong.”

Ortiz also talked about his name being on the 2003 list as having tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

“I went through that in 2009, when they say I was on that list, and nobody ever explained to me what’s going on,” said Ortiz. "And I live with that until today. That’s totally wrong.”

He also spoke about he stigma attached to Dominican players and PED's.

“People shouldn’t see it that way. Because Dominican players, we are hundreds and hundreds, not just 12. Because they caught some players using PEDs, that means everybody is using it? No. That’s wrong. Everybody makes a choice," Ortiz said.

“The game is slowly going to cleaned up. What MLB is trying to do, should have been done better. But it will get there. If you’re two years out of baseball, you’re done. But it will get better.”

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