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Ryan Braun was back at Miller Park on Wednesday

Sep 18, 2013, 8:18 PM EDT

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Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the story:

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday afternoon that suspended slugger Ryan Braun‘s visit to Miller Park was merely to say hello to teammates and staff.

Braun had not been at the ballpark since July 22, when he accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension for evidence found that he purchased performance-enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis clinic that was investigated by MLB.

“He just came in to visit,” Roenicke said Wednesday night. “He told me a while ago when we talked that he wanted to come in. He didn’t want it to be a distraction. I told him it wouldn’t be. So, he came in and I’m really glad he did. … It was really nice to see him. All the staff was happy to see him; the players were happy to see him.”

Braun did not talk to the media and has not made any plans yet to answer questions.

He issued a lengthy written apology for his involvement in Biogenesis last month.

  1. 13arod - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    who cares about braun

    • jwbiii - Sep 19, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      If Ron Roenicke’s quotes are true, then there are two potential nuggets here.

      Braun may have burned some bridges among his teammates. If they were happy to see him, as reported, then such damaged bridges have been repaired.

      Second, we’ve read several times in the press this season that the players are champing at the bit for stricter drug penalties. If Braun’s teammates were happy to see him, then this may have been wishcasting by writers. Some writers do seem to be in the vanguard of the torches and pitchforks crowd.

      Of course, Ron Roenicke could just be making happy talk bs.

      • jm91rs - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:12 AM

        Yeah there’s no way Roenicke would have said “well Segura and Gomez were really pissed that he was here”. There’s nothing he could say other than “no story here, things are fine”.

  2. mybrunoblog - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Interesting. I thought players who were banned or under suspension were not allowed to be around the team or its facilities.
    When the NFL suspended Sean Payton he wasn’t permitted to be near any NFL facilities.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      I believe suspended baseball players are allowed to be around the team until games start then they are required to leave the premises. I believe NFL suspensions are generally the same but Payton’s case was treated harsher due to him being a coach and the reason for it.

  3. brewcrewfan54 - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    He was also in town to make an appearance for an AiDS charity which has has been involved with. Lets not leave that out.

    • sdeberg - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:01 PM

      Thank you for that mention. ARCW benefits from him being in town.

  4. cadillacjosh - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    The AIDS walk that brewcrewfan mentioned, phoning the ticket holders, the admittance before even seeing evidence, I’m sure most people will chalk it up to PR, but I like that he’s trying.

    • 1ambetterthanyou - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      hahaha – people are suckers. This lying clown used PEDs, and is now pulling some lame PR crap and you sheeple will eat it up. Ohh at least hes trying…ohhh give him credit…

      He is probably involved with the AIDS charity because he caught AIDS sharing PED needles…

      • cadillacjosh - Sep 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

        It just be very gratifying to live a life assuming the worst from people and assuming that makes you better.

        I’ll continue to hold Braun to the same standards I did before all of this. In those days Braun was a generally respected guy who did a lot of charity work. The respect is gone now, which is apparently much to the delight of you, but this is pretty much business as usual.

        But who are the “sheeple”? The people that will always talk about this or the people who have moved on?

      • sdeberg - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM

        You’re an idiot. A moron. An asshole. I could go on…but why bother? You could give a crap about those of us who are HIV+. I just have to say again…idiot. Moron. Total, giant A**hole.

      • 1ambetterthanyou - Sep 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM

        You technically are wrong – actually could not give a crap about you or those with AIDS.

        Don’t expect me to feel sorry for you simply because you used a bad needle or dropped the soap once too often.

      • jm91rs - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        And you technically are an asshole. Please go away.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:34 AM

        The great thing about you being better than me is when you finally do blow your brains out it will be for a greater reason than I will ever be able to come up with.

        Joking about AIDS shows your true class, which is Kindergarten.

  5. barkleyblows - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Whocares what this DBag does. Doesn’t he have better stuff to do… Like finding a new roids supplier?

    • sdeberg - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      Just a thought – which you apparently don’t have many of…maybe he’s trying to give back to the community that he wronged? Maybe he truly does feel remorse, and is doing the best he can. Don’t judge unless you are perfection.

  6. fearthehoody - Sep 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Bug eyed Fraud!

    • sdeberg - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM

      Couldn’t be that is trying to do right by the community he wronged? Get over it – hundreds of MLB players have used PEDs – probably even somebody from YOUR favorite team. And if that’s the Brewers – fine. At least he told the truth…eventually. Are your perfect? Didn’t think so…get off your pulpit.

      • jm91rs - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:16 AM

        I can see what you’re doing here, and Braun’s support of the HIV+ community is noble and should be written about more often, but you aren’t going to change people’s minds about a cheater. Keep posting on the Braun stories about the good he is doing in the community, to remind people that he’s not a monster. Just remember this is a baseball site, and many people have already made up their minds about his character as it relates to baseball.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM

        And, Jmrs, you’re not going to change Braun’s supporters minds that he really isn’t a cheater.

        But then this is the Interwebz, where the 1st Amendment is defined as Snarkalicious.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM

        *is=isn’t

        Whatever.

  7. atleastimnotaraidersfan - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Good thing he wasn’t a distraction or they might’ve missed the playoffs.

  8. muskyhunter2542 - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    1ambetterthanyou – Sep 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM
    hahaha – people are suckers. This lying clown used PEDs, and is now pulling some lame PR crap and you sheeple will eat it up. Ohh at least hes trying…ohhh give him credit…

    He is probably involved with the AIDS charity because he caught AIDS sharing PED needles…

    ________________________________

    Your a dick man!!!

  9. muskyhunter2542 - Sep 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    1ambetterthanyou you are a little bitch hiding behind your keyboard.

  10. Gamera the Brave - Sep 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    In my (limited) experience, feeding the trolls just makes them stronger, and come back for more.
    The HBT community needs to ignore the troll en-masse – no comments, no thumbs-down, no nothing. Starve the troll of the attention he craves by being a (insert extremely negative descriptor here) on HBT.
    Starve him now.

  11. peddealer - Sep 20, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    Need anything Ry Guy?

    A.B.

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