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According to ESPN, NL MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for PEDs. The article also says that according to a source, Braun was tested a second time–after learning of the initial positive result–and that result was negative.

More to come for sure.

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 10, 2011 11:20 pm

Stand by for a thousand and one holier-than-thou articles about this 'devastating' news..yawn..think will stay off Twitter,etc til it passes.
Oh, GoGo Knicks! :)

2 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 11, 2011 8:12 am

[1] Oh hell, not with Bibby at the point. It's like they threw a bone to D'Antoni and his Go Go No Dee; "I know we just upgraded our defense significantly with Chandler, but that'll make Mike sad, so let's get a point guard who can't defend anyone and can't really score anymore to compromise that and turn that frown upside-down!"

3 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 11, 2011 8:21 am

They're gonna miss Chauncey for what it's worth. Sad they couldn't fit him in somehow, but again they seem to have a blind spot for floor leadership and defense that showed when he wasn't on the floor. If they re-sign him to fit in the cap then I'll re-evaluate, but it's two steps forward (Chandler), one step back (Billups) and a pair of snow boots (Bibby).

4 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 11, 2011 8:24 am

Yeah, Bibby. Drat.

5 Dimelo   ~  Dec 11, 2011 10:34 am

[1] Yeah, agreed, the novelty wore off a long time ago with the outing of PED users. Who gives a crap? I sure don't. People talk about protecting the sanctity of sports, yet, we are now hearing about people involved in sexual abuse from AAU teams to elite college teams. It is all so hypocritical, IMHO. Just watch the games, discuss them, but propelling people to God-like levels is a recipe for disaster. To err is human, and every one of them is human. Except that the errs that some commit are also considered felonies.

I hate how baseball wants to protect this pristine image that is anything but THAT. What-the-eff-evah!

As for the Knicks, HOLY SHIT (sorry for cussing, Big Al) I am so excited about this basketball season. CAN'T. EFF'ING. WAIT.

Oh yeah, EFF David Stern.

6 OldYanksFan   ~  Dec 11, 2011 1:11 pm

[5] Are you equating doing PEDS to sexual abuse? Are you saying anally raping a 9 year old boy is simply 'to err'?

The PEDS thing is indeed old, but the more players they name, the less the impact to those already outed (like ARod).

7 monkeypants   ~  Dec 11, 2011 3:11 pm

[5][6] The comparison is asinine. Now that said, PED use is currently, according to the rules of the game, cheating. So I think that--within the context of the sport--it is noteworthy that the reigning MVP is likely to be suspended for cheating.

Whether one "cares" about cheating is another discussion.

8 Dimelo   ~  Dec 11, 2011 6:34 pm

[5] no, that is not to err. I was simply stating that sports takes itself way too seriously. People come out with pitchforks against Braun, but shit that is way more important and going on underneath a lot of noses, is covered up and allowed to go on. That was my point. I guess I didnt make that connection so explicit.

We talk about protecting the sanctity of a sport, but sports also has shit that's way more effed up than the sanctity of its respective sport. I doubt the shit going on where children are being "anally raped" is an isolated incident with PSU, Syracuse. Therefore I can no longer care about Braun being a PED user. I got bigger concerns to worry about.

We now clear?

9 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 11, 2011 8:06 pm

(8) Right on. I'd throw in publicly financed stadiums, greedy owners, tv blackouts and DUI's as all bigger problems than PED's, the positive effects of which are still unproven (in baseball at least)

10 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 11, 2011 10:56 pm

[9] And how about the fact that there's another planet within 400 light years of us that has a habitable atmosphere, proving that Kevin Costner was onto something when he made "Waterworld"? That's pretty significant; I mean c'mon, Kevin Costner??

11 Dimelo   ~  Dec 12, 2011 1:00 am

[10] sign of our impending doom.

Man, this Giants game was awesome.

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 12, 2011 1:44 am

Don't want to
Alarm you guys but just saw a Japanese sports tabloid with a headline "Darvish wants to go anywhere except the Yankees'.. Keep in mind, these papers are ata lower journalistic standard than the Sun in the UK. And I saw it
In passing..hopefully it was 'WON'T go anywhere except the Yankees' ...

13 Boatzilla   ~  Dec 12, 2011 6:05 am

[12] Dude, I think The Weekly World News is a better comparison to Japanese sports weeklies.

Speaking of which, I really miss Ed Anger.

14 Boatzilla   ~  Dec 12, 2011 6:19 am

Does anyone else find it unsettling that Ryan Braun is going out but Manny is coming back?

You can't make this shit up.

15 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 12, 2011 7:38 am

[13] Yes! Weekly World News at the supermarket. J tabloids like that, except with a lot more "Naughty Secretary leader delights in over-time training with new recruits" confessionals.

16 Boatzilla   ~  Dec 12, 2011 8:21 am

[15] Never forget Bat Boy.

17 RIYank   ~  Dec 12, 2011 9:35 am

I'm not at all convinced that Braun took PEDs. In fact, my bet is that he did not.
ESPN fucked this one up, I think. We'll see.

18 BobbyB   ~  Dec 12, 2011 10:06 am

The whole PED thing has been a farce forever. Didn't we all know that players were juicing in the late 80's. I was in SF and watch the Canseco and McGuire grow those enormous muscles in a year. My baseball buddies and I joked about it at the time. All the holier than thou's got hold of it and suddenly no one knew what was obvious to a casual observer? C'mon. Everyone looked the other way. Players, agents,managers, owners, the commissioner. It's old news. Manny returning? Great theater is all I can say. Like the man said, I got bigger conercens to worry about.

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