Thing is, I love David Ortiz. I love his Comcast commercials from a few years back, where he told us about his recipe for mango salsa. I love his big, goofy, catlike smile. And, especially, I love his walk-off home runs that always seem to come at the right time.
Thing is: how many games were won by David Ortiz walk-off homers that wouldn’t have been won otherwise? More to the point, how many games would we have lost if he hadn’t been juicing?
Even more to the point: would we have won either the 2004 or 2007 World Series if Manny and Papi hadn’t had PEDs injected into them? And if so: does this invalidate two of the happiest moments of my life?
Or is it all ok, because the Yankees were juicing too?