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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
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Nike reportedly has decided to end the company's relationship with Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun in light of his 65-game suspension.
The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-hander YovaniGallardo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The extra man on the roster for Tuesday's doubleheader,second baseman Scooter Gennett will stay up to fill Gallardo's roster spot.Leaving Tuesday's start in the fifth inning, Gallardo likelyaggravated a nagging hamstring when he dove to catch a bunt...
If all had gone according to plan for the Milwaukee Brewers this season, Logan Schafer would be a fourth outfielder fighting to stay ready on the bench, while Caleb Gindl and Khris Davis would be playing in Triple-A.
But nothing has gone according to plan for the Brewers this season. Even backup plans have found a way to go awry.
There are very few positives in the season-ending...
The Milwaukee Brewers placed right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left hamstring.
The extra man on the roster for Tuesday's doubleheader, second baseman Scooter Gennett, will stay up to fill Gallardo's roster spot.
Leaving Tuesday's start in the fifth inning, Gallardo likely aggravated a nagging hamstring when he dove to...
I just checked in with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin who is not in Chicago preparing for today's split doubleheader with the Cubs. Instead he's at Miller Park in the trade "war room" where things seem very quiet leading up to the Wednesday 3 p.m. non-waiver deadline.
Because right-hander Kyle Lohse has been pitching so well for so long I asked Melvin if he...
Tyler Thornburg threw the ball well enough to earn another start in the near future. Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Brewers likely will need a starter five days from now due to an injury.
While two comeback victories over the Chicago Cubs paced Milwaukee to its first doubleheader sweep since 2010, the Brewers may have lost right-hander Yovani Gallardo in the process.
All was quiet for the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, as the clubhouse remained intact
After trading closer Francisco Rodriguez to Baltimore last week, the Brewers stood pat and didn't sell any of their assets as general manager Doug Melvin was underwhelmed with the offers he received.
What comes next?
The Brewers still can make trades in August...
With Ryan Braun suspended for the remainder of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers have decidedly less pop in lineup. That will change when Aramis Ramirez returns from the DL. Unfortunately, the progress he is making in his rehab is slow and there is no date set for return.
Adam McCalvy of MLB.com says Ramirez has been making progress, but it has not been as quick as he or the...
The Milwaukee Brewers have saved the majority of their runs for the late innings and are on the verge of their first four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs.
Scoring may be more frequent for both teams if Chicago starter Edwin Jackson can't end his struggles versus the Milwaukee Brewers and Wily Peralta is unable to overcome his recent woes Wednesday night.
The Brewers (46-61) haven...
In fallout of the whole Ryan Braun situation, Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio will be offering a $10 voucher to each fan that attends the team’s home games in August. The voucher will be good for being used on food, beverages, tickets, or (I was close to including”and” here but one cannot even buy some beers for $10) team apparel/merchandise.
“We were finalizing something...
Nike has cut ties with Ryan Braun in the wake of the 65-game suspension the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder is currently serving for his connection to the Biogenesis drug scandal.
The 2011 National League MVP was suspended last week, but the announcement by Nike came Friday, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
Braun has endorsed Nike for his entire seven-year career, and the company...
Jeff Bianchi delivered a two-run single off shortstop Starlin Castro's glove with two out in the ninth to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs and a day-night doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.
The Brewers pulled out the nightcap after a 6-5 victory in which they lost starter Yovani Gallardo to a tight left hamstring.
In the second game, they got six...