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Ryan Braun finally cleared to resume swinging a bat

Jun 30, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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Via Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Leftfielder Ryan Braun, on the disabled list the last two weeks with a right hand injury, is scheduled to swing the bat again Tuesday in Washington.

Braun had been shut down from baseball activities while trying to allow the injury time to heal.

“Today was about as good as it’s been for him from one day to another, so that’s encouraging,” manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday. “We’ll see where he is.”

Braun has nerve issues in that injured thumb, so the Brewers are going to play this as safely as possible. Logan Schafer and Caleb Gindl have been splitting most of the available playing time in left field.

Braun was batting .304/.380/.509 with nine home runs and 36 RBI in 57 games before hitting the shelf on June 9. A potential Biogenesis-related suspension will continue to loom heavily over his rehab program.

  1. bchapman2011 - Jun 30, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Wish I was in Mil so I could boo his cheating ass off of the field. I cant wait for him to get suspended.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Jun 30, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Gee… who am I going to believe?

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        I believe Ryan Braun.

        It makes perfect sense that his urine tested positive because it was sent by UPS instead of FedEx or whatever the dumbass technicality was.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        So the fact Braun’s representatives were able to duplicate their findings by recreating the incident in front of the arbitrator means nothing to you. What makes all of this so funny is that anonymous you proclaims to know more about this incident than anyone else. More than Braun. More than the Player’s Union. More than scientists and an arbitrator. It’s like Alex Jones knowing more than the FBI. Freakin’ amazing.

        This really isn’t a big deal because this is just baseball. But I think about all the people who have been imprisoned and found to be innocent decades later, and some after they’ve been executed by the state, and it’s easier to think just how stupid and reckless some fools can be.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:39 PM

        He’s a dirty player.

        Accept it.

        “Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.”

      • jwbiii - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM

        And you’re saying that your thought process here is not rationalization?

      • zacksdad - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        These are the same people that were defending Lance Armstrong. While he does not seem to be quit as bad as Lance. He did attack an innocent person by trying to make the test collector look bad. I have no respect for Ryan and hope his cheating and lying ways come back to haunt him.

    • bchapman2011 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      If you believe Braun’s defense I feel bad for you because you are officially the most gullible retard on earth. Especially after his name has surfaced in another investigation and this time his excuse is that he paid tens of thousands of dollars to ask Tony Bosh some questions to determine why he failed his test. What really pisses me off is that he railroaded the sample collector and dragged his name through the mud just like Armstrong did to his victims. Just like Braun said “the truth hasn’t changed.” Braun just needs to start telling what the truth actually is.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        Have fun booing your own team then too because whoever you cheer for had cheaters and I guarantee still does. Everybody who speaks so strongly about how terribel PED’s are needs to get off their pedestals.

    • bchapman2011 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      You just do not get it…….This has nothing to do with PED use. It has to do with his lack of integrity and honesty after the fact. He had the sample collector terminated from his position and dragged his name through the mud. He has lied from day 1 about everything. Had he owned up to what he did after he tested positive or just avoided the questions from the media then people would not hate him like they do. The sample collector made a simple, honest mistake that in no way altered the integrity of Braun’s sample yet he escaped discipline via a technicality.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

        Well MLB’s confidentiality is pretty shitty. They also decided to terminate the arbitrator for ruling in favor of Braun. Maybe we shouldn’t cheer or watch this sport because the integrity is shitty from the top on down. Not to mention I’ve never seen anything about the courier being fired.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM

        And don’t get me wrong, throwing that guy under the bus was crappy but the appeal should never have been known to anyone. MLB and the media for being relentless in their search of him helped bus him over. Braun never said his name.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jun 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Wow, nerve damage sucks….

    Of course it’s a cakewalk compared to what he has coming from the steroid abuse….just ask Mo Vaughn and Nomar Garciaparra how good it feels when muscles and tendons just start tearing.

    • paperlions - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      I know you aren’t interested in facts or anything….but the likelihood of muscle and tendon injuries is not affected by steroid use, not while using it, and not in the future. Now, if he is getting frequent corticosteroid injections, which are legal, then yes, connective tissue tears are more likely to occur in the areas of injection.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

        It absolutely is affected.

        Steroids grow muscle and at the same time do little for tendons. When the muscle gets bigger and the tendon stays the same it is effectively weakened, causing it to more frequently detach from the bone.

      • ezthinking - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:55 AM

        tfbuckfutter – citation to medical literature?

        Oh, yeah. There is none.

  3. jackrabbitz - Jun 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    The game is in Washington.

  4. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    The last sentence was trolling at its finest. Way to go.

    • Drew Silva - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      Is that really trolling?

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        Maybe not trolling, I might not be sure how to use that word yet. Definitely a cheap shot as the investigation doesn’t have anything to do with rehabbing and getting healthy.

      • steelcurtainwereonpedstoo - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:54 PM

        Said no American ever. That man is guilty.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        I didn’t say he was innocent. I don’t think he is. But a looming investigation doesn’t affect his rehabbing the injury in any way.

    • paperlions - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      Has Braun’s name been found on biogenesis documents stating he received PEDs from them? Or just with respect to his lawyers contacting him as a PED “expert” for his appeal?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 30, 2013 at 8:11 PM

        I think the “documents” just indicate that he owed Bosch money. The lawyer explanation was Braun’s, if I recall correctly.

        Hi, paper. :)

  5. barkleyblows - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Wonder how or who he got his juice from this time.

    • ezthinking - Jul 1, 2013 at 12:58 AM

      “barkleyblows” Who? Your brother?

      C*m with something original next time.

  6. mtr75 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:14 PM


  7. whodeytn - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Classless cheater

    • zacksdad - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:06 PM

      Classless, but rich. Wish MLB could go after them harder like everyone is now attacking Lance Armstrong.

  8. markb2301 - Jul 1, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    I still like him. I don’t care one bit that he cheated.

  9. dirtydrew - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    What, he passed a urine test? This bum is a stone cold cheater. He ought to be out for 50 games. CHEATER. Not an MVP.

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