In the end, it just means that Braun, MVP of the National League and darling of Brewers fans, one of the big young talents in the game, just beat the game here.
Understand something: The overturning of Braun’s 50-game suspension doesn’t mean Braun is clean, no matter what he says or how many times he says it or what he expects reasonable people to believe.
He wasn’t exonerated. He was acquitted. There’s a difference.
So Braun of the Brewers becomes the first positive test to win this kind of appeal in baseball. So he goes on with his career now, and his huge contract, no suspension, because a triple-sealed sample, one that no one ever suggested had been tampered with, didn’t make the last FedEx shipment on a weekend, didn’t go out until Monday morning.
If you want to think justice was served, have at it.
If you want to believe that Braun did nothing wrong, that he was just a victim of life’s circumstances, go right ahead. And if you are one of those who has never had a problem with ballplayers looking for some kind of edge from science, from steroids or synthetic testosterone or human growth hormone, then there are no worries, you never had a problem with Braun’s positive test in the first place.
Posted: February 24, 2012 at 05:29 AM | 192 comment(s)
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