This pretty much sums up the contrast between the two with regards to PED infractions. To quote the U.S. Anti Doping Agency CEO on ARod’s doping:
“probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we’ve ever seen”
Yet, ARod continued to deny ever taking them. There is now no doubt that ARod was intentionally doping (he admitted as much). Conversely, Ortiz was alleged to have failed a drug test. A test for which we have no idea how he failed, a list for which is questionable, and a test for which we know can generate false positives from over the counter legal supplements.
The crowd using Oritz’s current success as evidence that Ortiz is using PEDs today, but miraculously not getting caught, is utterly absurd. The testing this year is significantly more sensitive than in previous years and has led to a serious uptick in PEDs suspensions.