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    Ryan Braun of the Brewers has been suspended 50 games for violating MLB's drug policy. Virtually all reports say that A-Rod is next:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/95...er-2013-season

    I remember when Selig was on Mike and Mike last week before the all star game. He scoffed at the notion that there was a "black cloud" hanging over baseball. Let's see: The 2011 NL MVP, who has been one of the best players in the game for the last six years, was just suspended for the remainder of the season. Furthermore, A-Rod, a three time MVP who is fifth on the all time home run list, and who led the league's premier franchise to a championship just four years ago, is reportedly on the verge of having the hammer thrown down on him.

    Yeah, no black cloud at all....

    That's not meant to say that there aren't some great things happening in this game, such as all of the dynamic young players, but I'd say there is still a pretty dark shadow hanging over the league right now.

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    And players will continue to do this until there are real ramifications. I'd like to see their contract voided in a situation like this. Braun is going to lose 3 or 4 million this year, but still will collect 100+ over the next 6 or 7 years. There really no reason NOT to juice if this is the only penalty one gets.

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    So a few years ago it was the guy who collected the sample's fault. Braun drag him through the mud 'proving' his 'innocence.' Yesterday, Braun admits to 'making some mistakes.'

    I'm thinking Braun might need to apologize to the test collector. As I saw on Twitter, half of the salary Braun earns on his contract should go to the test collector. I have no pity for this d-bag. Welcome to Rafael Palmeiro City, buddy. You're going to have a long stay there.

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    Braun was let off on a technicality last time - the sample collector did not follow SOP. While it was a technicality, it is a HUGE technicality in the urine drug testing/forensic world. You do not stray from SOP and protocol - from sample collection to lab analysis to reporting of results.

    With that being said, Braun is a liar and a cheat. Glad he's gone for 65 games. Wish it was more.

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    And players will continue to do this until there are real ramifications. I'd like to see their contract voided in a situation like this. Braun is going to lose 3 or 4 million this year, but still will collect 100+ over the next 6 or 7 years. There really no reason NOT to juice if this is the only penalty one gets.
    Yeah, betting on your own team winning will get you banned, but actually cheat and you are just suspended for a few games.

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    Baseball is the worst sport when it comes to punishment.

    They have a rampant problem not only with juicing but also with their players getting DUIs and not ever getting any sort of punishment for that.

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    Rumors floating that Alex Rodriguez may get a lifetime ban

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    Rumors floating that Alex Rodriguez may get a lifetime ban
    The Yankees would do cartwheels if that happened. He still has four years left on his contract after this season that will pay him 30 million a year. Easily the worst contract in the history of professional sports.

    Braun's situation certainly doesn't bode well for A-Rod. Braun had one of the most arrogant denials in MLB history, yet MLB's evidence against him in this investigation was so strong that he didn't even feel like challenging it and defending himself. That speaks volumes. I've read in some places that the evidence against A-Rod is worse, but we'll see.
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    Default Re: Ryan Braun suspended rest of season

    Kemp should get the MVP award. Strip it from Braun. Kemp should have won from the beginning, he had way more HRs and RBIs.

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    Default Re: Ryan Braun suspended rest of season

    Good......The guy is a fraud and deserves everything he has coming. As a lifelong Reds fan I'm not the Rose supporter that you would expect, but if these clowns are allowed in baseball then he should be too.
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