*******Originally posted 1/23/12
From the moment that the news that Ryan Braun’s positive test for performance-enhancing drugs was reported by hack-super-power ESPN Braun has maintained his innocence. Texting to the Milwaukee JS calling the PED report B.S.
The reality is that this test should not have been revealed until the appeals process had been completed. The situation exemplifies two major problems.
The first is obvious. MLB has people involved in major decisions that are un-trustworthy.
The second issue is that ESPN has operated with the integrity of a sweat sock for many years.
A few days ago celebrated baseball blowhard Buster Olney suggested that Ryan Braun should give back his NL MVP award. I guess he meant kind of in the same matter that Cubs fans toss back home run balls hit at Wrigley Field.
Olney apparently goes on in the article to suggest what Ryan Braun should say as he gives up the honor that he earned. I can’t give you specifics on what his made up words were as I would never pay a single penny to read this trash.
I feel confident in guessing that these made up words were very unimportant.
Today on the Dan Patrick Show DP talked about his inside sources that may have evidence that clears Braun in this matter. I would like to specifically say that this report does not yet clear up the issue. I am however much more confident about a report made by Patrick quoting his sources than anything that come out of the studios of ESPN.
I am so glad Dan Patrick sprinted away from that awful company when he had the opportunity.
It is ironic that the that this info only became relevant because of the earlier leak by MLB and that this new part of the story is also being leaked. I guess what I am saying is that the front office of MLB also needs to clean up its act in a hurry.
The best chance for Buster Olney to extricate something good from his situation would be to stand up in front of a camera and promptly quit his job as a baseball reporter. He could then go on and make up some reasons that he is quitting. That will not be difficult for him. This time he should make up this crap for free.
Unfortunately that will never happen and the scumbag laden sports super-network would never want him to.
I for one vote yes.
*****Added 2/23/12 Time to step up Mr. Olney. If you had any integrity or heart at all you would be writing your resignation right now.