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Ryan Braun is playing through “a couple of groin issues”

Sep 22, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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Ryan Braun has essentially duplicated his MVP-winning numbers from last season and is batting .342 with multiple big hits this month, but he’s doing all that damage at less than full strength physically.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spotted Braun “walking gingerly” in the clubhouse and manager Ron Roenicke admitted that he’s playing through “a couple of groin issues” and “going out there because he knows we need it.”

Braun missed some time with groin problems earlier this season and under different circumstances it sounds like he might sit out a few games now, but with the Brewers clawing their way back into the Wild Card race he’s unlikely to miss any action.

  1. kiwicricket - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    More groin ‘issues’ than most…

    • manchestermiracle - Sep 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      But no conscience issues whatsoever to get in the way.

  2. sdsockers - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Just rub some of that ‘The Clear’ on it.

  3. bla bla bla - Sep 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Just keep doing what you’ve been doing in college, throughout the minors, and thus far in the majors. You know, putting up almost identical numbers year after year after year. MVP x 2 if the voters had any sense.

    • thebadguyswon - Sep 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      And he will. He will also live with the cloud of suspicion.

  4. jxegh - Sep 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Braun seems pretty well spoken, and doesn’t look like an idiot. And as Victor Conte said, only an idiot would get caught today.

  5. dondada10 - Sep 22, 2012 at 4:46 PM


  6. karlton2 - Sep 22, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Nothing a little juice and a loophole completely unrelated to guilt can’t fix.

  7. randomdigits - Sep 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Another STD?

  8. chargrz - Sep 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Groin issues? That happens when you do roids!

  9. maynardstool - Sep 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Yeah, I think herpes will cause a “couple of groin issues”

  10. onbucky96 - Sep 23, 2012 at 7:19 AM

    Gee, I wonder if the “Haters” will pile on here, AGAIN. Once again, he was GUILTY until proven innocent. The panel OVERTURNED his suspension. He gets killed nightly in opposing stadiums, and in response he’s killing the ball this year, dinged up as he is. To conclude, SUCK IT ESPN AND YOUR HACK INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS @OUTSIDE THE LINES!

  11. manchestermiracle - Sep 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Giants fans heartily cheered Bonds while he was booed everywhere else for being a cheater. Same situation here for Braun. The way he was cleared on a technicality (and a weak one at that) doesn’t mean he was any less guilty of cheating than Bonds. Just because he is continuing to find success on the field doesn’t mean the way he got to that point isn’t still just wrong.

  12. koufaxmitzvah - Sep 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    It’s so comfy living in an echo chamber. Cuddly anonymous moniker. Real descriptive language. Tricked out psychoses like Schaudenfrade. Yes, what Big Men. Or BM for short.

    Yes. This thread is full of BM. Thick and rich, just as the Braun Bashers like it.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      Obviously, only the finest baseball fans will agree that consistency means nothing in light of failed attempts to prove otherwise.

      In other words, I think Einstein is calling you crazy….

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