ST. LOUIS -- Jon Jay played collegiately at the University of Miami with Ryan Braun and considers him a friend. But Jay was completely behind MLB's decision to suspend Braun for the rest of the season.
"I applaud Major League Baseball," said Jay who, as the Cardinals' players union rep, was obligated to talk about the suspension. "Stuff's getting done, stuff is getting resolved. That's what everyone wants, players, fans.
"(There's) a sense of relief from players that stuff is getting done and people that are trying to cheat and not do things right are getting punished for it."
Few other Cardinals wanted to offer a reaction. Holliday said he was not talking about Braun and David Freese said little. Manager Mike Matheny, who does not often talk about anything non-Cardinals, did not specifically address Braun's suspension.
"There's always going to be guys trying to push the limits or think there's something that's not going to be detected," Matheny said. "Guys are always looking ...