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Did Ryan Braun taunt the Phillies fans last night? God, I hope so.

Apr 10, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

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Ryan Braun continued to own the Phillies yesterday, hitting a big RBI triple the day after hitting three homers. When he got to third base he made a gesture of sorts. A gesture he claimed was aimed at his dugout but which, I dunno, may have been a taunt of the Philly fans. The 700 Level investigates with video and GIFy evidence.

I’m gonna say it’s a taunt. Partially because Ryan Braun has pretty much forfeited the benefit of the doubt on any subject whatsoever, partially because I really, really want it to have been a taunt. Baseball and its code of professionalism and humility gets so old sometimes. It could use some arrogant villains. Like, real ones, who embrace their unpopularity, not imaginary villains like Puig.

Go full-heel, Ryan. Go full-heel.

  1. johnchesterny - Apr 10, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    The sample collector was in the stands.

  2. suckit619 - Apr 10, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Here’s hoping he gets a fastball to his huge arrogant shnoz at some point this season…

    • uwsptke - Apr 10, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Not sure if you’re trying to be racist, or if you’re just an @sshole.

      • jobber33 - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM


      • boomboommanchenko - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:26 PM

        jobber33 .. what does his religion have to do with ANYTHING??

      • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

        Poor Slobber Jobber. Gets hit in the eye every gosh darn time.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      I love racism, too. And voting for it. Yay, HBT community!

      • aresachaela - Apr 11, 2014 at 12:26 AM


  3. jimmyt - Apr 10, 2014 at 2:16 PM


  4. kevjones75 - Apr 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Seems like his recent success is bothering people. Remember he failed in 2011. In 2012 he raked it, all the way to an MVP

    • jobber33 - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM


    • jcieczka - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM

      He was an MVP in 2012? That must be news to Posey who was named the 2012 National League MVP.

      • wiscotom - Apr 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

        Yeah, not sure how he messed that up. He did still have a great season that year though.

  5. pdixon920 - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    He would give the Braves fans a hard time but there aren’t enough in attendance…no one in Atlanta cares about the Braves Craig…biggest joke of a sports town ever.

  6. nvl004 - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Can he address the crowd in an opening monologue? Insult the people of each city the Brewers visit, Ravishing Rick Rude style?

    • phillies816 - Apr 13, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      What I’d like to have right now is for all you fat, outta shape, Philly F ups, to keep the noise down as I walk to the plate and show this city what a real player is supposed to play like

  7. greymares - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    So does taunting deserve a fastball in the teeth ?

  8. jake6881 - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Ryan Braun is scrum and the person who wrote this column is worse then scrum.

  9. barkleyblows - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    He must be juicing again.

  10. jcieczka - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Braun does that after every extra base hit. If he gets a double he waves his hands twice toward the dugout, three times after a triple.

  11. greymares - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Is Kimbrel next for Tommy John, God I hope so !

  12. phillies816 - Apr 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Who really cares if he taunted Phillies fans? Philly fans love to give players including our own all types of crap but when the players speak up about the fans the fans can’t take it. BTW who the hell are the Phillies fans to boo any PED users? The Phillies organization has had more PED suspensions than any other organization

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