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VIDEO: Ryan Braun slugs his third home run of the day

Apr 8, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

Ryan Braun drew heavy boos from the Citizens Bank Park crowd as the lineups were introduced before the Phillies’ home opener on Tuesday. He then quieted those folks again, again, and again …

It was the second three-homer game of Braun’s career. He finished with seven RBI in the 10-4 win.

  1. Bill Baer - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Drew why

    • Drew Silva - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

      Just for you.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        Get a room you two!

  2. wiscotom - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Ryan Braun – Comeback Player of the Year

  3. toodrunktotastethischicken - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    PED’s or not, Braun has ALWAYS killed the Phillies.

    • tfbuckfutter - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:46 PM

      But he always waited until after the were bred to slaughter them and feast on their sweet sweet power giving pituitary gland.

      • jwbiii - Apr 8, 2014 at 11:58 PM

        Mmm. . . adrenochrome. . .

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 9, 2014 at 3:13 AM

        You took too much man, you took too much.

    • zacksdad - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Maybe PEDs are easy to get there.

  4. shaggytoodle - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    I understand there were will be question marks about everything he has done or will ever do on the field, but he is still Ryan Braun.

    3 HRs, and he also made a GREAT catch, to save a few runs early in the game.

    The Brewers are playing tough.

  5. redsox711 - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    He’s still a douchenozzle

  6. mybrunoblog - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    By denying his cheating, blaming the tester and staining the game I can’t help but feel that this guy is a POS. I know, I know he didn’t shoot anyone, didn’t hold up a liquor store or rape a woman but I still really dislike this guy. I enjoy rooting against him. Just my honest feelings. No hate.

    • EquityDiversity - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      I like you.

      I’m a Brewers fan and I’m going to cheer for Braun because he’s the best player on the team. However, I fully understand the hate and I would never ask another teams fan to not boo him.

      This post probably doesn’t make any sense.

      • aresachaela - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:51 PM

        Is it out of loyalty? Are you really okay with what he has done? If this was a player from my team I’d be depressed, embarrassed not to mention betrayed by a player you’ve idolized throughout your life, So as a fan of the game a fan of the team a fan of the player you’ve grown to love more than any other is definitely not alright.

      • gwhempel - Apr 8, 2014 at 11:42 PM

        aresachaela – Idolized throughout your life? He’s only been in the show since 2007. No one should idolize baseball players. Ever.

        Like him or not, us Brewers fans are married to Braun for a long time. We need him to perform for our team to be successful, so we cheer. Do I want to be friends with him? No. Do I want him to hit three home runs and make a stellar defensive play in every game? Absolutely.

      • aresachaela - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:05 AM

        So? I don’t care about him anyways, I’m talking about the younger generation of fans who looked up to him as a role model during that time and I’m pretty sure they’re crying lava tears right now, also, who said no one should idolize Baseball players? Please, that’s being hypocritical! Many idolize Baseball players like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Posada so you can’t definitely say ridiculous statements like that, even though Renaado and I are from a Basketball country (Which sucks in many many ways.) many knows Derek Jeter here and he’s very well known and many looks up to him as a role model.. Yes yes Libro James is the entertainment talk show here but no one can compare to him, he’s passion for the game on how he plays it translates it well to us that he cares not about the money but the game, even though he’s contract is huge (atleast for me anyways.) he deserves it not like some juiced up actor to be like Brawn did.. I’ll end my statement here, I don’t want to be scolded like again.

      • gwhempel - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:29 AM

        aresachaela – Yikes. You should find something that’s worthy of your idolatry, I can guarantee you that professional athletes are not. You cite several people that you don’t know on any level except what’s in the papers. Being good at any given sport is not worthy of worship. This is coming from a die-hard, life-long Brewers and Packers fan. There are a lot of people here in Wisconsin that feel the way you do, including some of my friends and family, and it’s sad.

      • aresachaela - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:58 AM

        I don’t see anything wrong in idolizing professional athletes just as long your objective in life is steady and heading in the right path, It just kinda teaches me ups and lows in life and use that kind of experience on how you adjust in your daily life.. It values perseverance, it values respect whether positive or negative, and also it values responsibility that will sometimes reflect on you if what you have done was right or wrong.

      • renaado - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:14 AM

        I see… Judging from your statements here Ares, now I know why you became a Baseball fan. At first I wouldn’t believe you that you were one though.., but the way i’m seeing it now and on how you easily understand how the game is played on just 2 MONTHS!? And the desire wanting to learn more about the sport is beyond intriguing (Still you still need to learn more on how the contracts are being handled there though) but still your progress is remarkable.

  7. brewcrewchamps - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    People will hate, but he does make the team better.

  8. timmons94 - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Braun still best player in nl. Mc cutchen is great. He still isn’t in Brauns zip code. And I am a pirates fan. Braun screwed up lying at press conf. Who cares. Move on people. Never hurt anyone

  9. shaggytoodle - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    NO ONE followed the rules by agreed upon, Braun took something, the Dr. didn’t follow proper chain of command, and the MLB had leaks.

    Everyone involved kicked it.

    • zacksdad - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      The tester followed the current rules for the chain of command at the time. It was ruled later this is not proper.

      • shaggytoodle - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

        Braun’s sample was collected and sealed on a Saturday. Laurenzi said that no FedEx delivery center was open, and he subsequently followed established protocol and stored the samples in a Rubbermaid container; he dropped the samples off to an open FedEx center on Monday.

        Braun, though, said there were at least five FedEx locations within 5 miles that were open until 9 p.m. and there also was a 24-hour location

        MLB’s drug-testing program states that the samples should be sent to the laboratory on the same day they are collected “absent unusual circumstance”.

  10. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Test him!

  11. babyfarkmcgeezax - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:13 PM


  12. 13arod - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    I see he might still be taking PEDs

  13. huskerguy - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Eat it haters.

  14. aresachaela - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Throw him some cabbage !

  15. craigssideburns - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    He’s a creep. But he can hit.

  16. huskerguy - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    He paid his dues. Play ball! Go Brewers!

    • Bigfoot - Apr 8, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      no he hasn’t fool

      • uwsptke - Apr 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM

        He’s served the punishment handed out by MLB. Fool.

  17. jjh1982 - Apr 8, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    I don’t agree with what he did but for all we know 90 % of all professional athletes probably have taken something that the sport they play would considered illegal at some point

    • aresachaela - Apr 8, 2014 at 10:44 PM

      They just play for the money! Not for the love of the game, they want fortune and fame gained through the ways of cheating, not for the burning passion in their hearts to play Baseball. I see no problem athletes in Baseball getting ridiculous kinds of contracts but if they really want too, they need to earn it by not cheating or using PEDS (super saiyan drugs is what we call them here).

  18. Bigfoot - Apr 8, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    He must still be on the juice

    • uwsptke - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      And had he struck out 3 times instead, you’d be saying that he must be off the juice. Give it a rest.

  19. brewcrewfan54 - Apr 9, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    Like Braun, hate Braun, whatever. Just so every fan knows you hVe cheered for a cheater whether you knew it or not. Philadelphia fans, you guys had at least 2 on your Championship team in Bastardo and Ruiz. Get off your high horses.

  20. ch0psuey - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:46 AM

    Like it or not Braun is good for the game. 3 Hr’s in a game is not an easy feat. Did it to my padres AT Petco 2 years ago, and not the short parts of the park either.

  21. greenandgoldgirl - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Those of you who hate have the luxury of keeping your mistakes and bad decisions out of the public eye. What Braun did was wrong, but what baseball did was wrong too. According to their agreement his positive drug test NEVER should have been made public. He was judged by baseball and given a suspension which he has served. Move on. And please, don’t think he’s not being tested regularly. He is. What I would like to know is how many of your ‘hometown heroes’ have tested positive but that information was held in confidence as Braun’s should have been. I hate what Braun did, I don’t hate Braun. He messed up big time, he served his time and will continue to pay publically for what he did. Would you be able to not only survive but thrive if your sins became public? Would others be able to forgive you and move on from your transgressions? Braun outside of this incident has been a good citizen, does a lot of charity work, we all make mistakes, time to move on.

    • shaggytoodle - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      Its the internet…good luck trying that, I completely agree with you, its time for everyone to move on, but they won’t…

      I wonder what kind of grudges they hold over someone for doing something that actually have impacted their own life.

  22. stixzidinia - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    I’d throw fastballs at his head every time he came to the plate.

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