September 6, 2013 |
Ryan Braun has already given a public apology for his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Now the Milwaukee Brewers slugger is taking the personal route, calling season-ticket holders individually to apologize for the actions that led to his season-ending suspension. "He was very humble on the phone," Milwaukee bar owner and Brewers season-ticket holder Pat Guenther said after his conversation with Braun. "He wanted to reach out and for him to do this is an act of kindness.
August 24, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013 |
So, Ryan Braun, how should history regard your most valuable player award? Should we brand it with an asterisk? That was your idea, after all. You have not offered to return your MVP award, and the Baseball Writers Assn. of America has not withdrawn the award. However, we keep hearing you are on the verge of a public apology. You supposedly plan to stand up, once and for all, and admit that you lied all those times that you denied using performance-enhancing drugs. You might even say you're sorry for pointing fingers at just about everyone but yourself.
August 17, 2013 |
Alex Rodriguez, who continues to appeal his unprecedented 211-game suspension, denies a report that says a member of his "inner circle" leaked documents linking Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun to the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug case. A report by CBS' "60 Minutes" show said unnamed sources claimed Rodriguez's camp was responsible for the handing over of documents that linked Yankees teammate Frank Cervelli and Braun to the Biogenesis scandal. The Yankees third baseman told reporters in Boston on Friday night that the report "was not true at all" and that it was simply an attempt to alienate A-Rod from other players.
August 16, 2013 |
Friends of Alex Rodriguez, currently appealing a 211-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis doping scandal, obtained and leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli in using performance-enhancing drugs, "60 Minutes" reported Friday. Citing unidentified sources, the CBS news show said the leak occurred in February. The report says members of Rodriguez's inner circle purchased documents that were used in the original Miami New Times story on the Biogenesis scandal in January.
July 27, 2013
"Do I feel like it should be stripped? I mean, yeah, I do. I feel like it should be, but that's not for me to decide, you know?" - The Dodgers' Matt Kemp , who finished second to Ryan Braun in voting for National League most valuable player in 2011, on whether Braun deserves the prize after being suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "Sandy Koufax teases me, or did one time. He said, 'Why weren't you smart enough to come up with that 10 years before and I think it could be called the Koufax operation?