Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:16 PM
MLB suspends Ryan Braun for remainder of season - JSOnline
My take: Good. I do not see how he washes the egg off of his face on this one. Mr. Braun - No Hall of Fame for You! (if he would have even made it in the first place)
Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:29 PM
Ryan Braun is a piece of ****. The Lance of Armstrong of baseball. Even Arod has more class.
I've heard a lot of people saying this. To me, Arod's "class" was more just because had already beaten the system for several giant contracts and a seat in the record books. I always took it as smug satisfaction for being caught well past when it mattered.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:33 PM
Posted 22 July 2013 - 04:44 PM
Alex Rodriguez all but assured of major Biogenesis-related suspension - CBSSports.com
Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:52 PM
"Braun, 28, and Plouffe, who turned 26 on Friday, have known each other for about 15 years. Plouffe played youth baseball with Braun's younger brother Steve, who played in the Brewers system from 2008-2010.
"Plouffe was the 20th overall pick in 2004, and Braun was the fifth overall pick in 2005, and both signed with the same agent after their respective drafts."
"Since Braun was drafted, the two have worked out together every offseason underneath the baseball stadium at Pepperdine University in an old, abandoned gymnasium they call "The Dungeon.""
"And this offseason, when Braun was under fire for failing a performance-enhancing drug test, Plouffe defended his friend adamantly on Twitter and to reporters."
"I think of him like a little brother," Braun said. "I've known him forever, and he's one of my good friends. ... It's been a lot of fun to watch the success he's had. ..."
Trevor has yet to comment on these developments. "Guilt by association" comes naturally to a sensationalistic media. While there is absolutely no evidence concerning Plouffe and PEDs/Biogenesis, will that stop the media from openly speculating on the matter?
Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:39 PM
thank god the only things joe mauer is guilty of is hugging puppies and agonizingly boring interviews.
Could he just "suspend" doing those interviews?..."agonizing" is the aptly operative adjective here....
although.... I was quite surprised at listening to Terry Steinbach yesterday, postgame, he just single-handedly wrestled the mantle of "Cliche Master" from both Joe and Gardy in one press conference....brutal. And Terry's a guy who invariably has a history of quite insightful interviews.
Plouffe seems to do a good job, Doumit too. I heard Casey Fien for the first time last weekend, he was terrific and he brought out some insight on Ullger prepping the outfielders concerning the nuances of Target Field and situational fielding considerations.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:40 PM
It would seem you have just done precisely what you are accusing the media of potentially doing.
How so? I'm speculating on what could possibly happen based on the history of the media's established history of unfounded speculating- getting an inch worth of story and taking a mile. Are you denying that they have enough rope from Plouffe's and Braun's shared history to pursue this line? The local media love to find a local angle.
Edited by jokin, 22 July 2013 - 06:45 PM.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:10 PM
given his history of welching on bets, don't count on it.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:29 PM
"I realize now that I made some mistakes"
Just realized that now huh? I wonder what kind of hell that poor drug tester who got raked over the coals feels about your "mistakes" last time.
Not too bad it only took him 3 years to figure out he made "some mistakes". He got off way too easy and it actually helps the Brewers get a better draft pick next year. He should have to sit out another 20-25 games in 2014.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:40 PM
Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:48 PM
Edited by nicksaviking, 22 July 2013 - 09:23 PM.