The conversation, as expected Monday, centered on drugs in sports. But the batting cage at Coors Field might have been the only place in Colorado where the topic wasn't Broncos star Von Miller.
As the Rockies prepared for Monday's game against the Marlins, news trickled onto the field that Milwaukee's Ryan Braun had accepted a 65-game suspension for his involvement in Biogenesis, the shuttered anti-aging clinic in Miami.
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki shook his head when asked about Braun. He has known Braun for years, and stood by him publicly when Braun fought a drug suspension after the 2011 season. That positive test was overturned because of a chain-of- custody error.
Braun's ban hit hard.
"I don't know what to say. It's crazy," Tulo said, before admitting he wanted to learn more about the developments before weighing in on the subject.
By any measure, Braun is a disgraced slugger and, based on past claims, a liar. He insisted many times he has never taken PEDs. Before the a...