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Faith unrewarded

David Ortiz really wanted us to believe he was different from the rest

Updated: August 1, 2009, 7:48 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Think for a moment about faith. Not about baseball or the media, about the union or management, the home and away teams, all the stuff that seems so important but in truth really amounts to nothing. Such surface concerns melt away with the years, like snowdrifts in April.

You have to go deeper than that to understand the meaning of the New York Times report that David Ortiz is one of the players who tested positive in the now-infamous 2003 performance-enhancing drug testing.

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