Preston Wilson chose violence with Boston Red Sox fans for New Year

BOSTON - OCTOBER 24: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during game two of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 24: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during game two of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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David Ortiz is a legend for the Boston Red Sox, one of the players that the fanbase will refuse to tolerate any negativity towards. Saying anything negative about Ortiz, or even inferring that he did PEDs, is a great way to incur the wrath of Red Sox fans.

Either Preston Wilson did not get that memo or he simply does not care. The former major league outfielder clearly chose violence for the New Year as he claims that there were questionable reasons as to why Ortiz and other players on the Red Sox were not named in the Mitchell Report.

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There may be some truth to that conspiracy theory. Manny Ramirez failed two PED tests after all, and it may be difficult to imagine that he was using strictly at the end of his career. Other players that were on the team at the time were also implicated in PED scandals of their own, admitting to their usage.

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It is also natural for people to question Ortiz’s career arc. He had displayed his power potential, but never hit more than 20 homers in a season before being let go by the Twins. The Red Sox did not even guarantee Ortiz a starting role in 2013 as he had to battle the immortal Jeremy Giambi for a spot in the lineup.

Regardless of the reason, Ortiz began hitting the moment he put on a Red Sox uniform and never stopped. He changed the dynamic of the lineup, helping to end the Curse of the Bambino while emerging as one of the most clutch hitters in major league history. There is no question that he will enter the Hall of Fame; it is just a matter of whether or not it happens this year.

But questions are going to persist about his career and whether or not he came by his accomplishments without chemical enhancement. Wilson has clearly stated on which side of the fence he falls on, something that will not earn him any love from Red Sox Nation.

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Preston Wilson claims that there are underhanded reasons as to why David Ortiz was not in the Mitchell Report. He has chosen violence with Boston Red Sox fans to start the new year.