Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 1/19/12
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 true, he's got to live with th...
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