Braun beats the charges

Brewer fans can rejoice, their golden boy Ryan Braun is still golden. (And no, I’m not trying to work in a golden boy/urine sample pun.)

I’m not even going to pretend to understand the circumstances around it, but outside arbitrators have ruled that Braun’s positive test will be overturned and he won’t open the season with a 50 game ban. Their reasoning being there was something wrong with the sample, it wasn’t tested fast enough….or something like that. 

Apparently Braun has passed several other tests, so I’m in inclined to believe he’s clean. I said all along I hope he wins his case and it turns out this was all a misunderstanding. I didn’t think he was going to win his appeal, but I was hoping he would for the sake of the game. 

Just like that, the Brewers are officially contenders again. 

Unfortunately for MLB, just as they are hoping to turn the page on another ugly failed drug test, the Oakland A’s went out and signed Manny Ramirez. All I have to say is I’m so glad he’s not Toronto’s problem. Good luck, Billy. Maybe one day they’ll make a movie about how you took a chance on a woman-beating, two-time druggie with a penchant for quitting on his teammates…but I doubt it.

Meanwhile, as all of this was going on, word out of Blue Jays’ camp is Jose Bautista has taken and passed 16 drug tests in the past two years. Yankee fans (who won a World Series because with A-Roid) will continue to point fingers at Jose, but fact is they don’t have a leg to stand on. 

 

3 Comments

I am not sure if Ryan is actually innocent or guilty of this. But what I do know is that the man that was supposed to drop the sample off at FedEx or whatever kept it at his house for 44 hours. In my mind it doesn’t matter what the sample even was, the fact that it was held for almost 2 days in guy’s house instead of being delivered right away like it was supposed to is just not right.

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Glad to see Braun-y get off but mishandling evidence is kind of like a tie in the All Star Game. Clearly MLB has a few things they need to fix with their process. I don’t understand the Manny signing. I can’t imagine he would even sell much merchandise these days. And I’m not surprised Bautista passed another drug test. He’s a testament to the value of hard work, perserverence and playing with your swing until you get it right – another one of the good guys in the game.
– Kristen

I belive that braun is innocent and the Mlb just wanted to grab a headline which is why they pushed it so much check out my blog at gojays.mlblogs.com

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