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After baseball writers call his name and ask Ryan Braun to accept the NL MVP Award at a banquet on Saturday night, the only thing he should say is "No, thank you."
Or, to ratchet up the drama, the Milwaukee Brewers slugger could do a Marlon Brando and send Bernie Brewer or a Racing Sausage to the podium with a note politely declining the honor. No matter how, he should not accept the trophy. It is not his to win. Following Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, another leading authority has come and and said so.
Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Joe Saunders, whose team was eliminated by the Braun's Brewers in the NL playoffs, said Braun should be ashamed of himself for cheating — if his appeal for failing a drug test gets denied, that is.
In an interview with Burns and Gambo on AZ Sports 620-AM in Phoenix, Saunders wouldn't expressly admit it bothers him that an alleged cheater beat his team. But clearly, it does:
"You know, he has to deal with that. If that's tru...
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Ryan Braun plans on accepting his National League MVP award in person at the annual Baseball Writers' Assn. of America awards banquet in New York on Saturday despite facing a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
He will be there and he will accept his award, Matthew Hiltzik, a spokesman for Braun, said.
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Despite Ryan Braun facing a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, he will accept his National League MVP award at the annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards banquet in New York this Saturday. “He will be there and he will accept his award,” Braun’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik...
Tonight, Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun will be presented with the 2011 NL MVP Award at the Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner in New York City and everyone is wondering what he will do.
That is because back in October, Braun failed a routine performance-enhancing drug test. The levels of testosterone found were said to be “insanely high,” and Braun has been...
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who faces a 50-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, will accept the 2011 Most Valuable Player Award at the annual awards dinner of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Saturday in New York. Braun tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in December, 2011, after recently signing a five-year contract extension...
Ryan Braun's appeal of his positive drug test began Thursday before baseball arbitrator Shyam Das.
The start of the National League MVP's appeal, first reported by the New York Daily News, was confirmed by a person familiar with the session who spoke on condition of anonymity because the proceeding was not to be made public.
Calls to Braun's agent, Nez Balelo, and Major...
Assuming Ryan Braun's arbitration hearing concluded Friday, major-league baseball's Basic Agreement calls for a decision to be rendered within 25 days as the Brewers' all-star leftfielder seeks to avoid a 50-game suspension.
Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers will accept his National League Most Valuable Player award Saturday in Manhattan, making his first public appearance since he was reported to have tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will break his uncharacteristically long silence in a short speech after accepting his National League MVP Award at a banquet in New York on Saturday, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun will make his first public appearance Saturday since news leaked of his positive test for a banned substance when he attends the annual Baseball Writers Association of America awards dinner at the New York Hilton to accept his National League MVP award.
The New York Daily News reported Thursday night that Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun had begun his appeal of a positive test for a banned substance before a three-man arbitration panel in New York City.