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July 23, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Steve Thompson believed it when Ryan Braun said, time and again, he had never used performance-enhancing drugs. So Thompson, who was Braun's coach at Granada Hills High, was among the many Monday who reacted glumly after the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder finally acknowledged he had violated Major League Baseball's basic agreement and joint drug prevention and treatment program. Braun, the 2011 National League most valuable player, accepted a 65-game suspension without pay, ending his season.
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September 15, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Matt Kemp hit more home runs, drove in more runs and stole more bases than Ryan Braun did last year. Braun's Brewers advanced to the playoffs; Kemp's Dodgers did not. And Braun won the National League most-valuable-player award. "I think the main reason I won the award last year was because we had a better team than the Dodgers had," said Braun, who grew up a Dodgers fan in Granada Hills. "I honestly thought Matt had a better season than I did. " Braun is in the MVP race again, but his Brewers will not repeat as NL Central champions.
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February 24, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Phoenix — Matt Kemp said Friday he was relieved to hear that Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers had successfully appealed his positive drug test and wouldn't be serving a 50-game suspension. "I was happy that he was not found guilty," Kemp said. "I know he's been going through a lot. Now, he and the Brewers can concentrate on just playing baseball, going about their business. " Kemp finished second to Braun in voting for the National League most valuable player last season.
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May 29, 2012
While Matt Kemp was serenaded with chants of "M-V-P!" in his return from the 15-day disabled list, the player who actually won that award last season was subjected to constant boos and taunts by the crowd at Dodger Stadium. Ryan Braun, who grew up in nearby Granada Hills, was booed when he was introduced as part of the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup. He was booed every time he stepped into the batter's box. He was booed when he stole a base. When he flipped a foul ball into the stands, a fan threw it back onto the field.
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November 22, 2011 | By Eric Sondheimer
Ryan Braun was looking out at the Pacific Ocean from the balcony of his home in Malibu on Tuesday morning as he waited for a phone call telling him whether he had been selected National League most valuable player. When the call came that he had won, he said he reacted with great emotion. "It's pretty incredible," he said. Braun, who learned to play baseball on youth fields and high school diamonds in the San Fernando Valley before becoming the top hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers, received 20 of a possible 32 first-place votes and 388 points in voting from members of the Baseball Writers' Assn.
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July 9, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If ever there was a time for righteous indignation, this was it. Matt Kemp could have - and arguably should have - been the National League most valuable player last year. Ryan Braun, who won the award, subsequently tested positive for a banned substance. Kemp could have declared himself the just and proper winner. Instead, in perhaps the single most significant step in his journey from a Dodgers problem child to a team spokesman and statesman, Kemp held fire.
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February 24, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
So much for the dust-up over National League most valuable player Ryan Braun's testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs and potentially forfeiting the award to the Dodgers' Matt Kemp, who finished second in the voting. Braun's positive test result and the 50-game suspension that went with it were thrown out Thursday by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das, clearing the former Granada Hills High standout to play for the Milwaukee Brewers on opening day in April. It marked the first time a baseball player has successfully challenged a drug-related penalty in a grievance.
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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?
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July 23, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
There is a titillating chart accompanying this column that lists the actual winners of baseball's MVP and Cy Young awards if every phony winner who was busted for steroids was stripped of the prize. Ignore it. My editors wasted their time. The list is as worthless as a Ryan Braun promise ring. The reason is as obvious as Braun's lies. How can you insist a cheater give up an award to someone who also may have cheated? So goes the real shame in Braun's season-ending PED suspension from the Milwaukee Brewers this week.
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September 7, 2013 | Times staff
"I'd rather have a pitcher nobody is talking about who has won 15 games than somebody everyone is raving about who has won five. I'm a baseball manager, not a statistician. " Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland , on analysts pointing out that Tigers ace Max Scherzer (19-2) has the second-highest run support of any major league pitcher. "It felt like it was one of those dreams where you can't run fast enough. " San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence , who missed by inches on a diving catch that would have clinched a perfect game for Yusmeiro Petit on Friday.
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