Found February 27, 2012 on
Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Let me be clear by stating that Alex Rodriguez has never said anything about Ryan Braun’s failed drug test having to do with him taking medicine for herpes.
Of course A-rod wouldn’t because he knows better, as Derek Jeter would have failed way before Braun… right?
Kidding again. But now to the point, as this Braun saga is getting annoying but I wanted to weigh in my opinion.
So, there are three things that bothered me after I heard that Braun’s 50-game suspension got overturned last Thursday.
Quick Summary of the Braun Saga (for the readers who live in a cave):
Last Thursday the news broke that Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun had beat the system.
Braun’s urine tested positive for a banned substance last October, but he will not serve one day of the standard 50-game suspension given to first time offenders.
It marks the first time an arbitrator has ever reversed a player’s appeal of the embargo set by MLB for a drug testing violation.
Braun’s legal eagles had the 50-game suspe...
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Turns out, The Collector has a name. And a reputation. And a story.
The PR battle Ryan Braun lamented is raging anew. For this, he has himself to blame.
I don't know if Braun knowingly used the synthetic testosterone that showed up in his October urine test. But he is guilty of a blatant refusal to quit while he was ahead.
In the news conference that followed his successful...
Unlike most of the sports media world, I thought I would sit back and soak up the details before discussing my opinion on the scandal/drug testing fiasco involving the reigning National League MVP and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
Thus far, we’ve heard the results of the appeal, some details involving the test, Braun’s comments and the MLB’s irate...
On October 1, 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers won the first game of their NL Division Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1. Shortly after the game, at around 4:30, Ryan Braun took the drug test that had an incredible amount of testosterone. It was reported that Braun's sample held more than twice the amount than any positive test in league history.
Phoenix - The Milwaukee Brewers' best hopes were realized on Thursday afternoon with the news that leftfielder Ryan Braun's appeal of his 50-game suspension was indeed successful.
You could almost hear the sigh of relief emanating from the team's headquarters in Maryvale.
After more than two months in limbo, unable to make any definitive plans for the start of the 2012...
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Ryan Braun is still a cheater. Whatever independent arbitrator Shyam Das might say...
As players reported to spring training camps, the first betting lines on the number of individual team wins during the 2012 Major League season were released by the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nev. You can see the full list here, but the National League Central participants opened as follows:
Chicago Cubs 73.5 wins
Cincinnati Reds 86.5 (-120o)
Houston Astros 62.5
Each off-season seems to have something happen that we’ve never seen before, but this off-season has been different. We’ve seen sluggers change teams, prospect for prospect deals, suspensions over turned, and much more. I’ll be looking at the 10 craziest stories that fueled baseball this week.
Part 2 deals with the Brewers – Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun.
The Prince of Detroit...
Yes, that’s Alex Rodriguez posing for a “head”-shot for Getty Images photographer Nick Laham in the men’s bathroom during photo day at the Yankees’ training facility yesterday. A-Rod, looking ultra-serious for the picture, did not appear to be in the mood for potty humor...
It may not touch any deal that Alex Rodriguez has gotten, but Ryan Zimmerman just became the second highest paid third baseman in MLB history.
The deal, which is an extension of his current contract, is initially worth $100 million, but if the team picks up his option for the 2020 season that total could increase to $150 million including both contracts.
Zimmerman, who battled injuries...