Part of us all knew this day would come, a 2004/2007 Red Sox player pops for a PED, and cries that the Red Sox World Series Championships are tainted. Take it away Fack Youk :
"In addition, the Sox organiztion has been largely spared the of embarassment of this going down with him still on the team. The graphics on SportsCenter and the MLB Network and ESPN.com will carry the Dodger's logo. He won't have to answer questions at Fenway about it. All those clips of him mashing in a West Coast, National League uniform really deflect the stigma away from their two World Series titles and Manny's WS MVP. That's what I care about: the Championships. "
Look, first off, Manny admitted himself (don't know how reliable this is) that he passed 15 drug tests over the past 5 years. Which if correct, means that he was at least partially clean when he played with the Sox. Secondly, Yankees fans have been salivating over this day for years, because it now gives them an excuse to claim that "Ya dood, all their World Series, are like taint'd and shit". Enough. When the Clemens-McNamee allegations came out, the first things Sox fans went after were his records and his legacy. NOT YOUR WORLD SERIES RINGS. To this day we have no idea how wide spread the usage is, and it is incredibly naive to say one teams championships are tainted because of a positive PED test 5 years after they won.