Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/28/14
When Lance Armstrong came forward with his admission, it came off as mostly disingenuous and was received with little sympathy. For years, Armstrong lied, denied and attacked anyone who stood in his way. He ruined people’s lives, filed lawsuits and did anything necessary in order to preserve himself with no regard for the damage left behind in order to so. Ryan Braun is no better. When the then-reigning NL MVP tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, instead of taking his 50-game suspension like a man, Braun lawyered up. Rather than serve his time, Braun and his crack staff put together a case at the expense of the sample handler in Dino Laurenzi Jr., accusing the collector of tampering with his urine, which was taken anonymously. Braun came out having beat the system on a technicality, but left a tidal wave of residual damage in the process. Laurenzi’s reputation was severely tarnished. Longtime arbitrator Shyam Das was fired as a result of the case. Major League Baseball’s...
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