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Ryan Braun placed on bereavement list

Jul 11, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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Just three days after returning from a right thumb injury, Ryan Braun has been placed on the bereavement list due to a family medical issue. The Brewers will announce a corresponding move after tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, so they’ll play short-handed in the interim.

Braun is permitted to be on bereavement leave for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven. The Brewers have four games left before the All-Star break, which means he’ll be eligible to return on Sunday. However, it’s not clear if he’ll be ready to return by then.

Braun was activated from the disabled list Monday and went 1-for-3 in his return to action on Tuesday before sitting out yesterday. The 29-year-old outfielder is batting .304/.380/.507 with nine home runs and 36 RBI in 58 games this season.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Maybe whatever the illness it, it will turn out that the test was handed to the doctor by the wrong person, and so the prognosis is invalid.

    Even though he’s a giant douche, I wish him no ill will beyond his career, and certainly to no one in his family, so best wishes to whoever is suffering.

    • pipkin42 - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      I know I’m gonna regret even wading into this, but here goes…

      Do you have any basis for calling him a ‘giant douche’ other than “He exercised his collectively-bargained right to appeal, on due process grounds, an instance of workplace discipline against him, the result of which legally-binding proceeding was said discipline being thrown out, and then a bunch of people who don’t understand how collective bargaining and arbitration work got pissy?”

      Because that line of reasoning’s getting pretty old.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:05 PM

        Umm….”questionably” being implicated in cheating kind of makes him a giant douche.

        Because you kind of forgot about the Biogenesis thing.

        Of course, you have your little list of reasons that isn’t valid either.

        When you find yourself thinking of excuses to explain away the same accusations over and over….there is always at least some merit to the accusations.

        How many times has A-Rod had to explain away his douchey behavior? You know why? Because it is now even apparent to YANKEE fans….it’s because he is a dyed in the wool douche.

        But hey, I’m sure you’ll make a great parent to a criminal someday. Or already have.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:09 PM

        And for the record….I don’t care about the process.

        I care about the fact that he avoided a legitimate suspension on a technicality, and THEN was smug about it….and THEN got caught up in ANOTHER scandal.

        If you don’t smell the douche, you should maybe think about trying Afrin.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:47 PM

        While I don’t believe Braun is innocent right now his excuse for being in the biogenesis report is perfectly plausible. So maybe at the moment he’s being publicly punished for the same thing twice. Same with Melky.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

        But….he wasn’t punished once because “the truth prevailed” and the handler tainted his original specimen by having McDonald’s instead of the agreed upon Wendy’s for lunch which COULD have caused more hormones to appear in his sample than otherwise would have been in there, so obviously he was completely innocent the first time.

        When was he punished a first time? Or do you specifically mean publicly? Meaning the Biogenesis report is accurate and the PEDs from that were the actual cause of the initial “tainted” sample, and thus he “only” cheated once? Even though he denied he was dirty, and then was smug about it initially?

        Wow, this is kind of confusing, huh?

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 11, 2013 at 9:16 PM

        Spare me the word play. You know exactly what I mean when I say “punishment.”

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM

        You mean the public assuming someone is guilty of doing the thing they clearly did and continue to do?

        That punishment?

      • pipkin42 - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        It makes me really sad when people say they don’t care about due process. It’s one of the core foundations of our civil liberties, and to willfully dispose of it is the height of folly.

        Also, A-Rod is irrelevant to the discussion. A-Rod seems like a douche, I will wholly agree. Centaur paintings. Actresses. Popcorn. Bush league plays. But he could be clean and still be a douche, just like Braun could be dirty and still be a good guy. Drugs are not a moral issue, at least not a black and white one.

        Also, why aren’t my reasons valid? You seem to have decided to avoid telling me in favor of an ad hominem attack predicting that my future offspring (who will likely never exist) will be a criminal.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM

        And he hasn’t actually even suffered THAT punishment because his little homer-crowd continue to defend his CHEATING based on technicalities and attack all criticisms of his CHEATING based on technicalities.

        No one who actually matters to his cheating ego has actually punished him….neither his team’s fans, nor MLB.

        His fans accept his bullshit, and MLB has thus far had their hands tied.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM

        Due process applies to depriving someone of their civil liberties, not skirting a suspension in a private sector due to a ridiculous technicality.

        If you think serving a 50 game suspension is akin to being imprisoned then you are ridiculous.

        And my point about your potential offspring was that you remind me of a parent who always makes specious excuses for a poorly behaving child….as you are doing for someone WHO IS A CLEAR AND EVIDENT CHEATER just because you have a personal affinity for him, as one does a misbehaving child. And children of those excuse-making parents usually end up involved in the justice system (as Ryan Braun probably would be were it not for his baseball ability, artificially enhanced or not).

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

        Give me a break man. I think Braun is guilty also, lets get that out of the way before I’m just a Brewer homer to you. That being said, he won his first appeal. Call it a texhnicality all you want but chain of custody is a huge component to a drug testing system and if its broken and nobody gives a shit that’s not a good testing program. Which brings us to What We Know Right Now!! about the current biogenesis investigation. we don’t know shit yet. We know names were found in a notebook of a shady individual who deals in steroids. Now while that looks pretty guilty it doesn’t mean everyone is guilty of the same thing. On behalf of Brewer fans though I’ll say to you I’m sorry Ryan Braun has cost you your innocence and ruined your life. If I had the power I’d get the firing squad ready and light Ryan’s last cigarette just for you.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        “I’m not a Brewers homer but here’s a bunch of rationalization.”

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:17 PM

        Its not your fault. Its not your fault. Its not your fault. Its not your fault.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

        By the way dickhead, its not “rationalization” its actual facts. Its a shame you don’t wish to deal with them.

    • mistere8588 - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM


      • pipkin42 - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        Maybe he’s a real sweetheart. Always tips 20%. Calls his mom twice a week.

    • mistere8588 - Jul 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Ted buckfutter should be tfbuttfucker

  2. muskyhunter2542 - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    classless comment.

  3. rbj1 - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Best of luck to the Brauns, but going on the bereavement list for a “medical issue” doesn’t sound hopeful.

  4. sandrafluke2012 - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    IN other words, He is cocky, richer, better looking, more athletic than me

  5. barkleyblows - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Guess he still hasn’t found a steroid supplier yet. Atleast the Brewers are giving him more time.

  6. geez23 - Jul 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Interesting considering I saw him @ 9 this morning at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix walking to Starbucks.

    • mistere8588 - Jul 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Maybe something happened after 9am moron.

      • pipkin42 - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        Or, you know, people with sick family members are still allowed to drink coffee.

  7. mistere8588 - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    There are a lot of ignorant people that comment on this subject. The report and story is about a person who has a family member in serious health concerns. Take all your opinions and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine. I’m talking about tfbuckfudder and geez23 get a clue about real life situations

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      No mistere, do I really have to explain how a controversial ballplayer with a family emergency is really all about PEDs and, um, er, gun control, yeah, that’s it, and abortion and marriage and our President really being born in Norway, and, and, and…

  8. crillbill - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Am I the only one thinking that Selig doesn’t want him playing?

    So they place him on this because punishment is coming at all star break?

    • ezthinking - Jul 12, 2013 at 3:15 AM


    • bfunk1978 - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Nobody else thinks that, so I have to say that the answer to your question is yes.

  9. txraiderfan - Jul 13, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Selig is almost as crooked as David Stern. Actually, just as crooked, only less competent.

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