Ryan Braun testing positive for anything is a joke, right? Here is this young, exciting player that was supposed to be one of the faces of the post PED era. Ryan Braun has averaged over 30 hrs and carries a .312 career batting avg. He was a part of a dynamic duo in Milwaukee that made the Brewers fun again, ala Yount/Molitor in the early 80′s.
You are going to hear people talk about “holding judgment”, but the judgment was made by the positive test. Braun has known about the results since October. He accepted the MVP award and is now telling the USA Today that this is “B.S”. Braun is scrambling now to create a story of people sneaking something into his cheerios or whatever he thinks people believe.
Yet, I look to his own words as advice for Braun (speaking about ARod in 2009), “The best thing he can do is come out, admit to everything and be completely honest,” Braun said. “The situation will die a lot faster if he tells the whole truth.”
Tell the truth, Ryan. Give your yearly salary back to MLB and start over. You have embarrassed baseball. You have derailed the belief that baseball was no longer full of cheaters. And you have a chance to take your penalty with grace. Braun has already decided on his path by calling the positive test “B.S”, starting his PR train down the tracks of “it wasn’t me”, and his lawyers are starting their litigation.
Ryan Braun, you are a positive embarrassment.
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