Found March 07, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
The tagline of the show “Mad Men,”(“Where the truth lies”) accurately describes the recent controversy surrounding National League MVP Ryan Braun. Did the Brewers slugger tell the truth regarding his steroid use? Or did he escape due to a testing technicality? Never mind that, Ryan should hire Don Draper to remake his image (“If you don’t like what people are saying about you, change the conversation.” -Don). Regardless, the game goes on. Two of the biggest premieres are coming to a television near you soon: “Mad Men” and Opening Day of Major League Baseball. Both will mystery, intrigue, and lots of drama. Here’s a look back at some of the more Mad Men-esque moments in recent history. (Warning: contains spoilers from previous seasons for both Mad Men and Major League Baseball). Red Sox Pour Another One: There is nothing more Mad Men than drinking on the job. However, the 2011 Red Sox could not handle their on the clock imbibing as well as the folks at Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Price (SCDP

Ryan Braun already dealing with hecklers during spring training

Ryan Braun may have won his appeal, but he has lost plenty of fans. He will not be punished in any way for allegedly testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone, but the issue was one with the handling of the sample rather than the results themselves. Braun may not have taken anything illegal, but it certainly looks like he’s fortunate somebody failed to do their job properly...

Braun goes deep for first hit of spring

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun collected his first hit of spring training when he belted a two-run home run in Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Braun connected off reliever Jose Veras after an 0-for-5 start to the spring. The reigning National League MVP was the story off the offseason after he was slapped with a 50-game drug suspension, but had the penalty...

Hart may have hurt knee at Braun's presser

PHOENIX While the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers prepare for an exhibition contest against Oakland at Maryvale Baseball Park on Tuesday, Corey Hart will be in suburban Glendale to undergo surgery on his right knee.Meeting with reporters Monday, Hart said he thinks he may have suffered the injury Feb. 24 when he slipped while making his way to Ryan Braun's nationally televised...

Braun homers for first hit of spring training

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer for his first hit of spring training Thursday. Alas,Chris Heisey had an RBI triple and Juan Francisco hit a solo homer in a four-run fifth inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Reds starter Mike Leake gave up three hits in two innings, but one hit was a solo home run to Mat Gamel in the second...

Reds 8, Brewers 6

Ryan Braun had a two-run home for his first hit of spring training, and Brewers manager Ron Roenicke focused on Rickie Weeks' play. Things may finally be returning to normal for Milwaukee. Braun's homer and Zack Greinke's solid start were not enough for the Brewers, who lost 8-6 to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. Chris Heisey hit an RBI triple and Juan Francisco had...

Spring Training update, your Milwaukee Brewers

Randy Wolf and his buddies cannot allow more than 2 runs each game.   Beefe has boldly proclaimed that our Milwaukee Brewers will win the World Series. Could happen. So long as Ryan Braun never sees Octavio Dotel again, which is possible because he is now with Mr. Corn Row Prince on the Tigers. I will now run down the first week of spring training and some thoughts. The Brewers...

Brewers clubhouse leadership is unquestioned

PHOENIX As the Milwaukee Brewers transformed from an also-ran to perennial National League Centralcontender over the last few years, they did so largely on the collective back of home-grown talent.Players like reigning National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun, right-hander Yovani Gallardo, right fielder Corey Hart and second baseman Rickie Weeks were all products of Milwaukee...

NL Central preview: Milwaukee Brewers

by: Will HicksStaff Writer Today’s preview looks at the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers look to defend their title as the reigning NL Central champions, but may be hard-pressed to do so after dealing with a stressful off-season for the organization. As a result of the media storm that comes with a (failed?) drug test while also losing the star of your team, this season could...
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