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Sat, 08/08/2009 - 6:55pm  

A-Rod on Ortiz: 'I've been there and done that'

NEW YORK -- On a day when his "good friend" David Ortiz held a press conference to shed some light on his positive test for a performance-enhancing substance in 2003, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez reflected on having gone through a very similar ordeal (albeit with a different sort of admission) six months earlier. Rodriguez admitted in a press conference in spring training to having taken steroids from 2001-2003, and said that since that time, he has felt a great burden has been off of his shoulders.
 
“I’m so proud of the way things came out. I took a lot of things off my chest and to me since that press conference I feel like a new man. I feel like I’ve been embraced by not only the city of New York, but my teammates, my coaches and my manager. I feel liberated by just the way I came out and did things," said Rodriguez, who said that he did not watch Ortiz' press conference. "David’s a good friend. I’ve been there and done that. I lived it. So, I just hope whatever he did, he feels better about it."




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