Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/4/12
MILWAUKEE Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun said before the season that he would prove wrong those who doubted that he was telling the truth about his overturned positive PED test this past offseason by showing them that he could put together just as good of a season on the field as he did in his NL MVP 2011 campaign. And with the Brewers' season now in the books, Braun not only matched his numbers from last season, but passed them on his way to another potential MVP season. Braun finished 2012 with a .319 average with 41 home runs and 112 RBI and will finish with the league lead in runs, home runs, slugging percentage, and OPS an obvious contender to be recognized again as the NL's best player. But it wasn't always a walk in the park for Braun this season, as doubters populated nearly every major league baseball town on the Brewers' schedule, heckling him constantly and calling him a cheater. It was something that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he wouldn't have been able to put ...
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