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    WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball and the Players Association have closed the gap in the collection system that led to Brewers left-fielder Ryan Braun's suspension being overturned under the sport's Joint Drug Agreement, according to key officials with the league and the union.

    "We made some immediate changes in the wake of the Braun decision and are discussing further adjustments," Rob Manfred, MLB's executive vice president of labor relations and human resources, said on Wednesday.
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    Mike Hopper
    Former Gateway Grizzlies Intern

  • #2
    the players are still ahead of the mlb testers.
    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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    • #3
      Originally posted by west coast orange and black View Post
      the players are still ahead of the mlb testers.
      The chemists are still ahead of the testers.
      San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

      "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

      "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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      • #4
        The lawyers are ahead of rationality.
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        • #5
          And public perception trumps all.
          "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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          • #6
            I love seeing MLB brass so butthurt over Braun being exonerated.
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              From Miriam-Webster

              Definition of EXONERATE

              transitive verb

              1: to relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship

              2: to clear from accusation or blame
              Number one? Yes.

              Number two? Not yet and likely never.

              I know it's likely to be spun as noble martyrdom but the reaction he's getting on the road speaks volumes about how he's perceived now and, barring something substantive, will continue to be.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
                Number one? Yes.

                Number two? Not yet and likely never.

                I know it's likely to be spun as noble martyrdom but the reaction he's getting on the road speaks volumes about how he's perceived now and, barring something substantive, will continue to be.
                Braun didn't help himself by throwing the specimen collector under the bus. Keeping his mouth shut and counting his blessings would have been a more sensible approach.
                They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
                  Number one? Yes.

                  Number two? Not yet and likely never.

                  I know it's likely to be spun as noble martyrdom but the reaction he's getting on the road speaks volumes about how he's perceived now and, barring something substantive, will continue to be.
                  Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                  Braun didn't help himself by throwing the specimen collector under the bus. Keeping his mouth shut and counting his blessings would have been a more sensible approach.
                  People don't like steroid users and even if Braun's exoneration had been more *ahem* tangible, let's say, he probably still would have been booed on the road. Bonds never tested positive for anything and he was booed like the Iron Sheik on the road.

                  And it's not like a team's star players are the most popular with opposing fans to begin with.

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                  • #10
                    Bonds and Braun are not in the same class. Neither were the substances they took. Not even close.
                    "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                    • #11
                      kevinwi:
                      People don't like steroid users...

                      that may be true for players who are known by the public to have used but there are hundreds of players who used whose names'll never be discovered... and plenty of those players get love from the fans.
                      plenty.
                      "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by west coast orange and black View Post
                        kevinwi:
                        People don't like steroid users...

                        that may be true for players who are known by the public to have used but there are hundreds of players who used whose names'll never be discovered... and plenty of those players get love from the fans.
                        plenty.
                        That's nothing new. Are you surprised by it WCOB? By posting it, you're going after what exactly?
                        "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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