interview courtesy of CSNPhilly
The press did try to get some more out of him, and Ruiz refused to make his private medical business known to the media, but acknowledged that he made a mistake and he apologizes for it.
Yes, he’ll pay. His lost salary and ‘fall from grace’ from his family and fans to go with it, is all combined to leave Ruiz a bit more humble than usual.
In this day of drug testing and enhanced scrutiny of all of baseball, it is hard to believe to think that players would do something like this, but it’s also proof that ballplayers are businessmen at the end of the day and the commodity is themselves. Some players will still do anything to get an edge or is it possible that some just make a mistake?