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Ryan Braun on hearing boos: “I don’t think anything of it”

Mar 19, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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For the most part the Brewers have limited Ryan Braun‘s exposure to unfriendly spring training crowds by playing him almost exclusively at their home ballpark, but he’s still been booed at times there and got a harsh reaction Saturday when he played a rare road game against the Angels.

In addition to downplaying the worries about his 1-for-15 performance at the plate Braun also downplayed the booing, telling Adam McCalvy of MLB.com: “I don’t think anything of it. That’s a story for you guys.”

Braun certainly isn’t the first superstar player to get booed regularly on the road, but it’ll be interesting to see how long that lasts and whether there will be any booing in Milwaukee as well. Maybe if the booing gets loud enough Braun will just decide to pull a Hulk Hogan, add “Hollywood” to his name, and turn heel.

  1. Gardenhire's Cat - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    Sure you don’t Ryan… You have zero credibility with me

    • koufaxmitzvah - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      Message board commenting is an anonymous form of critcism. That being said, the mere fact that a real person must earn your respect is very funny.

      • Gardenhire's Cat - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:37 PM

        I’d say it to his face if I saw him in person. And, as a real person myself, I respect everyone until that do something to lose it. I believe I am entitled to my opinion.

    • orangeflh - Mar 19, 2012 at 8:54 PM

      I had no idea Gardenhire’s Pussy was this sensitive.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      I’ll believe he thinks nothing of it until he shows up with earplugs.

  2. mnovis - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Booooooooooooooo!

  3. Kyle - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Ryan Braun just really hurt my feelings and for that I can never forgive him.

  4. sportsfreak61787 - Mar 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    and Ryan Braun would laugh at you an tell you how much he cares what you think.

    • bobdira - Mar 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      You’re absolutely right. Just like he told MLB what he thought of the rules and how he got away with cheating. He’s no better than Barry Bonds, Roger Rage Clemens, Sosa, Palmero, Shit, this list is just sickening.

  5. zacksdad - Mar 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I think what he really meant was when he was asked how he felt about getting off on a technicality and then attempting to throw the collector under the bus, he then replied “I don’t think anything of it”.

    • edwardmathias - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM

      It was not a “technicality” (see moriyama link below). MLB totally blew it, and they know it. The only thing baffling is how the MLB baseball arbitration rep could have still voted for the MLB position in light of what Braun’s team revealed. They got blown out of the water and probably owe Braun an apology.

      • zacksdad - Mar 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

        You mean the article where he explains they tested things and were able to reproduce the results. But they never showed it and the guy that wants to explain wants you to purchase his book explaining because it is too complicated to explain in a blog or something like that.

        I read the article and it should nothing except someone claimed he was innocent. But they never showed any proof. He is like all the cheaters, he uses tests that show him to be clean proving he does not do it, but if they ever test positive then the test or something else caused it to show him cheating.

  6. stoutfiles - Mar 19, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Lisa: You stink Braun, you’re a cheater!
    Bart: Ryannnn…Ryannnnn.
    Bart and Lisa: Ryannnn….Ryannnnn!
    Marge: Kids, that’s not very nice
    Lisa: Mom, they’re professional athletes, they’re used to this kind of thing, it rolls right off their back!
    (Cut to close up to Braun, who begins to tear up.)

  7. rcali - Mar 19, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Going to a be a long year for this guy because of how it all went down. He’s guilty, he knows it, and everytime he looks at that MVP trophy he can’t but think of what a farce it all was.

  8. edwardmathias - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Many of the facts that support Braun’s suspension being overturned are not being reported on by the media. Will Carroll of SI.com has been all over this story. Start here and see if you still think he’s a cheater….

    http://www.chadmoriyama.com/2012/02/ryan-braun-what-you-dont-know-about-his-case-is-important/

  9. vincentbojackson - Mar 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Let’s all reserve judgement. If he puts up numbers even close to last season he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

    If his numbers fall off dramatically he will get hammered.

    • zacksdad - Mar 20, 2012 at 5:53 PM

      Or if he gets injured it will show that his body cannot handle the stress without the PEDs.

  10. foreverchipper10 - Mar 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    He should channel the hulkster anyway to hear to boos by bringing his hand to his ear in a crowd rousing manner.

  11. edwardmathias - Mar 20, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    from Will Carroll’s tweet session regarding the suspension.

    JGERRITWULTERKENS: confused; so the sheer act of leaving out a sample in the wrong environment by itself raises the testosterone ratio by >3x?

    Will Carroll: To vastly oversimplify, yes.

    It was certainly enough for the independent arbitrator to throw out the suspension supposedly without much further discussion. It sounds like it was the arbitration version of a summary acquittal. The Moriyama article has a link to his interview on WEEI that goes into much more detail on how MLB pretty much screwed the pooch, and also Braun in the process.

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