Before we get to tonight's gamer, a link to an item from Tony Massarotti, which details David Ortiz' difficulties in procuring his positive test results from 2003. Color us unimpressed with how Ortiz is handling this issue. We know he's got to protect himself (see Bonds, Barry, and the legalisms of which he is wary), but this doesn't smell good. Ortiz needs to rip the band-aid off at some point. Waiting it out only hurts him, despite what he might think.
Hitting the Skids: Sox-Rays Gamer
As for the Sox, well, they smell too. The week started poorly, and it only gets harder. The Sox need to come through tonight, or we could be looking at the 2009 version of a Boston Massacre come Sunday, and a negligible shot at the division. Tonight Brad Penny heads to the hill, and the bullpen needs him to throw quality innings deep into the game. Fingers are crossed. Hopes are not very high.
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