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Baseball reacts to Ryan Braun's apology

Current and former major leaguers have their say on the former NL MVP's admission to using performance-enhancing substances after previous denials.

August 24, 2013
  • Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun apologized this week for using performance-enhancing substances.
Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun apologized this week for using performance-enhancing… (Morry Gash / Associated…)

Reaction from current and former major leaguers to the statement Ryan Braun issued Thursday, in which he apologized for using performance-enhancing substances and for his previous denials:

"So Braun has spent the last month writing an apology statement novel..."

--Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson, on Twitter.

"You can be upset, you can be angry, but if you want to move past it you have to be able to forgive. And that's where I'm at."

--Milwaukee Brewers pitcher and teammate John Axford, to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"Disappointed Braun apologized. Super villains aren't supposed to apologize…"

--Former major league pitcher Dirk Hayhurst, on Twitter.

—Bill Shaikin

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