Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended Monday without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason for violating league policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Some of the reaction from around baseball:
''We're here to play baseball. That's what we want to do and the guys that are cheating or whatever are taking something away from the other players. They're lying to the fans, they're lying to their teammates, they're lying to their GMs, their owners, and they're going to get caught.'' - Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson.
''I talked to a lot of the guys and we think the penalties aren't harsh enough, really. They should step up the penalties even more. That will really set the tell-tale sign that if you cheat and do get caught, you're going to lose a lot of money. Braun's deal that he made or whatever, it's going to last 65 games. To me, it's not enough. Next year he's making even more money. I think it should have been a year's suspension, at least. Just my ta...