Sympathy for Ryan Braun? Far from it

If you were wondering whether baseball players had brethren Ryan
Braun’s back, the answer’s becoming clear. Look no further than his
own clubhouse after Monday’s news that the slugger


was suspended for the remainder of the season
for
PED use.

Here is what they had to say after the game:

And he isn’t getting much sympathy from other teams, either.
Remember in “Jerry Maguire” when Renee Zellweger told
Tom Cruise, “You had me at hello”? That was sort of the
way Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy felt when he heard the
2011 National League Most Valuable Player issue his apology.

And they’re not the only ones angry about being taken in
by Braun’s denials when he avoided a suspension after his MVP
season. College basketball yakker and big baseball fan Dick Vitale,
for instance, ended one of his tweets about Braun with this
hashtag: “#APhony.” And Hall of Famer Johnny Bench was
glad somebody got nailed.

One of the Brewers’ most visible fans — watch a game
from Miller Park and you’ll likely see her behind home plate
— the woman known as Front Row Amy, also sounded
betrayed.


Here’s how another fan handled the news.

Twitter also has a memory. Many tweets brought up how Braun
impugned Major League Baseball’s sample collector in getting
off on his first drug ban:

Others recalled how Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers supported
Braun last year by saying he’d put up a year’s salary
that Braun didn’t use PEDs.

And speaking of Braun supporters, Monday’s news meant they
had some backtracking to do.

And if you wanted to see exactly what this is costing Braun

Finally, sometimes you have to find the humor in these
things.