Busted Braun

10 12 2011




With free-agent Prince Fielder possibly moving on from the Brewers, Milwaukee had planned for Ryan Braun to take over a lot of the load. Now? They are just hoping Braun salvages some of the league’s respect.

Braun helped lead the Brewers to the playoffs last year, while also being honored as the National League MVP. He currently faces a 50-game suspension because he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Braun is trying to dispute the results through arbitration, but this move rarely works in these types of cases.

If this test ends up proving to be correct (which it most likely will), I believe the 50-game suspension is not enough. Even though our professional sports leagues proudly give athletes second chances, there should still be consequences for such blatantly deceitful actions. Braun attempted to cheat the game of baseball through injections of substances that would make him better than other baseball players. He now only has to miss less than a third of the baseball season. If the MLB wants to send a message to players that performance-enhancing drugs won’t be tolerated, a harsh suspension will eventually have to be given out. So, why wait? Why allow these players to continue to lie and cheat only to then be given soft, part-season suspensions?

Unless the MLB makes a strong statement next time something like this pops up, this dark-clouded era of baseball might continue a little longer than we would all like it to last.

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3 responses

11 12 2011
Chris Ross

Nice post. This is just an amazing story. Manny Ramirez was something but Ryan Braun is right in the prime of his career getting caught. And to come off an MVP season and have this cloud it is unbelievable. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens to Ryan Braun and what kind of precedent the MLB sets in this kind of case. What a blow to a the MLB after so much success with their drug program. Who knows who else is out there on the juice. Also, you think you could check out my blog because I’d love to hear what you have to say http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/braun-over-brains-mvp/

10 12 2011

So what would an appropriate length be for a suspension if they wanted to send a strong enough message? Seems as though an entire season’s worth would get people’s attention…

10 12 2011
David Leibewitz

This is a really great article, Jay. I have been following you for awhile. Please keep writing!


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