Should Ryan Braun Have to Forfeit his 2011 MVP Award?

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"Ryan Braun to Forfeit 2011 NL MVP Award"

No, that’s not happening, but that’s the headline I wanted to read when I woke up this morning.

In 2011, Ryan Braun batted .332 with 33 home runs, 111 runs batted in and 33 stolen bases. He won the 2011 NL MVP. Matt Kemp batted .324 with 39 home runs, 126 RBIs and 40 stolen bases. Braun received 20 of a possible 32 first-place votes and 388 points in the voting for the award from members of the Baseball Writers’ Assn. of America. He beat out Kemp, who received 10 first-place votes and 332 points and his own teammate Prince Fielder who finished third with 229 points.

The reason Matt Kemp should have won the award was because he had a better year. He put up better stats and did so with a lesser supporting cast. Also, HE DIDN’T TAKE STERIODS like Ryan Braun!

Former Milwaukee Brewers owner, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, has repeatedly said the sport has cleaned up in the last few years, toughening its testing rules. “It’s the strongest program today in America sports,” Selig said last month when management and players agreed to a new labor contract that includes for the first time blood testing for human growth hormone when players arrive for spring training next year. “[It’s] one of the things that really gives me great pride.”

Bud, you’re an idiot.

And, Ryan you’re a dope too. Go ahead and appeal your 50-game suspension and claim that you slipped and fell on a needle, accidently ingested someone else’s cocktail supplement while you were working out, or whatever it is your excuse will be…. No matter where I turn in sports these days it seems that someone is using the, “I slipped and fell on your wife and now she’s pregnant” excuse. It’s getting old.

Compounding this news with that fact that seven-time MVP Barry Bonds is facing sentencing next week on an obstruction of justice conviction for giving an evasive answer to a grand jury investigating drug distribution, and Roger Clemens is facing an April trial of charges he lied to a congressional committee when he denied using PEDs, means the focus on drugs in baseball just won’t go away; and that sucks. But I know, I know, Barry you didn’t take them, Roger you didn’t either, and Ryan I believe you too… Moron’s, all of you. Morons.

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