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Old 09-18-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Braun was caught, he escaped the consequences but eluding punishment is hardly some indication of non guilt.
Braun passed 25 previous test in his lifetime and 3 in the year in which he was caught and a test a month before the bad test, as soon as Ryan found out he failed a test he asked MLB if he could immediately retake the test and they said no. Never mind we should have never even known this info since it was leaked to ESPN.

We will never know the truth but his numbers have been the same from college and all the way through the minors and the majors and his 25 previous passed test should have at least warranted him the benefit of the doubt in the public's eye. Ryan Braun is not guilty of having too much testosterone even MLB officials agreed it was not due to have taken a PED(performance enhancing drug) but the policy states whether it was taken for a medical reason or not it must be approved first. Meaning the only official way to have a test overturned is if MLB agreed to the medication as being clean then if Ryan had the high testosterone then he would free by the policy of MLB. Need I remind everyone that testosterone is not a steroid.

Ryan Braun, through it all, is playing like an innocent man - MLB - Sporting News

"Players may lie, but numbers donít. Braun not only sounds like an innocent man, heís hitting like one. "
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Braun passed 25 previous test in his lifetime and 3 in the year in which he was caught and a test a month before the bad test,. "
That is exactly as relevant as the fact that everyone who has ever been caught had been passing tests until they got caught. Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon both passed several tests this year...until they didn't.

In the aftermath of Cabrera's suspension, did you not see or read any of the eight zillion interviews the media did with Balco labs founder Victor Conte where he explained how difficult it was to catch a testosterone user because MLB rules permit four times the normal level to be present before it is assumed to be the product of artificial enhancement? Testosterone users levels would fall to 2.5 or 3 times normal levels twelve hours after use, so the only time someone could get nabbed would be if there was a surprise test during those 12 hours. Conte explained why the most popular time to dose with testosterone was immediately after a game because you can't be tested again until you report to the clubhouse the next day.

Further, Braun's positive test, the one which had to be tossed on a technicality, came out with 20 times the testosterone level allowed....20 times...that was an accident? Something that happened as result of his drinking too much Tang?

Braun is Melky Cabrera except that he got away with it. Why anyone out there thinks it is a good idea to invest time defending these blatant cheaters escapes my reasoning. Is your desire to see Braun hit home runs for your team so strong that you are willing to feign blindness to the obvious? Willing to make up excuses for Braun? Willing yourself to believe anything which allows you to pretend that Braun is as pure as snow?
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Braun is Melky Cabrera except that he got away with it. Why anyone out there thinks it is a good idea to invest time defending these blatant cheaters escapes my reasoning. Is your desire to see Braun hit home runs for your team so strong that you are willing to feign blindness to the obvious? Willing to make up excuses for Braun? Willing yourself to believe anything which allows you to pretend that Braun is as pure as snow?
I actually thought and believed he was guilty until I read everything about his case and based upon that evidence I gave him the benefit of the doubt even though I am 60%/40% on believing him.
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