After reading this column by Dan Shaughnessy in the Boston Globe, I actually feel bad for this guy. It's a bit of an overreaction, but I can see why Shaughnessy is so crushed by the Ortiz revelation. He goes as far as to say that the 2004 and 2007 Boston championships are tainted, and that the Sox's cheaters were just better than the Yankees' cheaters.
I don't know if that is fair, but there is no question two "cheats" were on their championship teams and that they were the reason they did as well as they did. I will, however, hold off on fully judging Ortiz until I know what he took.
The funny thing is, I'm not sure Yankee fans feel the same way about their championships, where tainting is concerned. I mean, Pettitte used while in Houston (pronounced House-ton if you're from New York), Clemens never pitched particularly well in the post-season, and A-Rod never won one, so it's a moot point.
As Shaughnessy pointed out, Ortiz was nothing before he came to Boston, exploded, then started to suck again when testing was implemented. That's part of the problem for Sox fans right now. No way to get around the fact that their most dominant offensive player was almost certainly dominant because he cheated. Ouch.