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May 11, 2013

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Discriminatory Accusations

David Ortiz took issue with Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy’s column that questioned whether the Sox DH’s hot start is due to the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Ortiz believes that Shaughnessy unfairly targeted Dominican players in his column.

“Yesterday, the guy came to see me and asked some questions about steroids, and when you see the writing, it basically focuses on the fact that I’m Dominican and that many Dominicans have been caught using steroids. And what about the Americans?” Ortiz said. “The thing that stung me was his statement about Dominicans. You mean that in Dominican Republic there are no players who try to do things right? We are all in the same boat. And the people here who have been caught, does that put everyone here in the same boat?”

Ortiz is off base with his accusations against Shaughnessy. Fair or not there are always going to be questions about Ortiz because of his positive test back in 2003.

Never change

There have been calls for the Washington Redskins to change their name as it is believed to be insensitive to Native Americans.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder, however, says the team, which has been around since 1932, will never change its name.

”We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA Today this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.

We’ll never change the name, it’s that simple. NEVER -- you can use caps.”

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru

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