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Now that it’s been over a week since Ryan Braun accepted a 65-game suspension for violating MLB’s drug policy and basic agreement, professional and amateur pundits have had plenty of opportunity to share their opinions. Some of these reactions have been thoughtful and interesting. Many more have been tedious. Here are five examples of the silliest reactions to the Braun troubles.
1. Braun Must Go!
JSOnline’s editorial board has been a reliable source of lazy scolding throughout the recent Braun revelations. Its editorial in the immediate aftermath of Braun’s suspension was feeble even by the low standards they’ve set for themselves: “Ryan Braun has to go…The Brewers should end their relationship with Braun. Only then can the organization ‘move on.’”
If there has ever been a less self-aware example of cutting-off-the-nose-to-spite-the-face, it does not immediately leap to mind. Braun’s $100-million-plus contract and tarnished reputati