Sunday, December 11, 2011

Say it Ain't So: Ryan Braun Tests Positive for Performance Enhancing Drug

This comes as a slap in the face:
The past three months have felt like a renaissance for baseball, with a regular-season finish nobody will forget, a World Series arguably among the best ever, and an offseason percolating with big names and big moves. Lots of momentum.

A Major League Baseball official spoke happily about all this the other day, and I said to him -- completely in jest, without any foresight -- "Hopefully for your sake, you don't have a big steroids bust before spring training."

So much for that, with Ryan Braun joining Rafael Palmeiro and Manny Ramirez as the most prominent players who ever tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

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