Brewers' former left fielder Ryan Braun

Will Ryan Braun’s Apology Come Too Late?

According to an article at USA Today, former Brewers’ left fielder, Ryan Braun, is preparing to make an apology for using performance-enhancing drugs during the 2011 season.  Although Braun has not personally made this announcement, anonymous sources who are familiar with his plans told USA Today that he has begun sending apologies to MLB officials.  Apparently Braun is ready to publicly offer the reasons why he used performance-enhancing drugs, and apologize for lying… Quite frankly I think its a joke! Perhaps Braun should reconsider any plans for a public apology.  I don’t want to hear him say that he’s sorry, because in my opinion he’s only sorry that he was caught. Braun made a decision to use performance-enhancing […]

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Brewers' former left fielder Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun Wins Appeal – MLB Officials Upset at Ruling

After the word was leaked that Ryan Braun had tested positive for a substance banned in the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s drug policy, a 50-game suspension seemed all but imminent.  However, Braun appealed the positive test and attended a hearing before a three-man arbitration panel in New York on January 19th and 20th.  Attorney David Cornwell presented Braun’s case against the test result and suspension. Today it was announced by the MLB and the players’ union that Ryan Braun has indeed won his appeal, thereby averting the 50-game suspension.  The decision came just one day before Braun is expected to arrive at the Brewers’ spring training camp in Arizona. Someone familiar with the decision said the appeal went Braun’s […]

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Ryan Braun Tests Positive for Performance Enhancing Substance — May Face 50 Game Suspension

AP — New York Milwaukee Brewer and National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, a case still under appeal to an arbitrator under Major League Baseball’s drug program, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.   The person spoke Saturday night on condition of anonymity because the appeal is still ongoing. The positive test was first reported by ESPN. If Braun’s appeal is denied, the Milwaukee Brewers star would be subject to a 50-game suspension. Braun tested positive for elevated testosterone, ESPN said, adding that a later test determined the testosterone was synthetic. If suspended, Braun would be eligible to return for Milwaukee’s May 31 game at the Los Angeles […]

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Brewers Win Division Title

Braun’s tiebreaking three-run homer sends the Brewers to their first division win since 1982. With chants of “MVP” from the 44,584 fans (the 33rd sellout of the season at Miller Park) resounding throughout Miller Park, Ryan Braun worked the count to 3-1 before Hensley made the fatal mistake of leaving an 81-mph slider in the strike zone. Braun gracefully swung and crushed the ball, sending it 450 feet out to left-center, where it bounced off the bottom of the scoreboard. Braun knew it was out of the park as soon as he hit it.  He lifted his bat in the air and screamed toward the Brewers’ dugout and the crowd before beginning his 32nd trip around the bases […]

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