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On Friday, JSOnline’s Bob Wolfley posted a handy round up of press reaction to Ryan Braun’s recent statement apologizing for using PEDs in 2011. The admonishments were mostly predictable, but there are few things as irritating as a herd of sportswriters rushing to their keyboards to let us know an athlete’s apology is inadequate. Is it now considered a sign of canny professionalism/good breeding to tell the world you don’t easily accept apologies from ballplayers? Is that something we’re supposed to be proud of now, when we aren’t ready to forgive someone who…did something improper but didn’t harm us in any way? Some excerpts from Wolfley’s post:
ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian: “It just leaves you wanting quite a bit more…If you are going to come out and make an apology, I think it's got to be more than this."
MLB.com’s Mike Bauman: “[Braun’s statement] was apparently intended as an apology and a confession. It comes up short in both areas.”