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Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:19 pm
 
Ryan BraunBy C. Trent Rosecrans

National League MVP Ryan Braun will appear at this Saturday's Baseball Writers Association of America dinner, as CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman reported earlier this month. But the question remains if he'll say anything regarding his positive drug test last season?

Braun's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, told the New York Times on Wednesday that Braun would show up, accept the award and make a short speech.

However, Braun, who hasn't made any public statements since news broke that he'd failed the drug test in October, isn't expected to do any interviews.

Braun, and other winners of the BBWAA awards, are expected to attend the dinner. It seems unlikely that he will address the failed test before his appeal is ruled upon by MLB.

Braun and his representatives have steadfastly denied any wrongdoing, while admitting the positive drug test.

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Comments

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:59 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

If his speech is not an apology then it's not worth saying.  He is just another player that is setting a bad example for children and cheating because they do not have the talent on their own.  He needs to address it and apologize.  It won't go away and he will always be looked at as a performance enhancement user, but it will keep him from looking like a fool.  Fans will respect him more if he admits his wrong doing.   IMO




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:57 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

Onions on that Braun fellow.



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:57 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

Hater



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:53 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

well said!!!!



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:52 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

what a joke. The writers have such big ego's that will allow this guy to show because the writers do not want to say they were wrong. Good thing for MLB that fantasy baseball is alive and well. If it was not for that I would never pay any attention to it. Braun's speech should be "Thanks for giving me the award Kemp should have won."



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:52 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

The more I think about this topic, the more disgusted I get.  How in the world does Ryan Braun have the audacity to accept an award that he cheated to get?  He won't take any questions or do any interviews but you can bet that when he's up at the podium accepting his award he'll get to tell his alibi to the people sitting in front of him.  He'll say how he can't wait til his appeal so he can tell his side of the story.  He'll telll us how innocent he will be when all of this comes out into the open.  Problem is, we already know his side of the story.  It's the same story we have heard from Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmiero, Floyd Landis, Marion Jones and countless others.  Everyone of those people mentioned claimed to be innocent.  None of them were.  This time it's different tho Ryan Braun will tell you...this time the test came back with the highest levels ever recorded so therefore the test must be flawed.  I'll tell you what's flawed...what's flawed is that they had the results of his test before they awarded him the NL MVP and they still gave it to him.  Ryan Braun should be ashamed of himself and if he wanted to gain the respect back from all the fans he should admit his wrong doing and not accept the award.  Then, and only then would I ever forgive him for cheating. 



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:47 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

It doesnt matter what excuse Braun comes up with at this point and if there was even the SLIGHTEST chance the drug test was flawed or inaccurate then the news should have NEVER broken until a more thorough investigation and or test was given to be absolutely 100000% sure.  Now he is guilty in everyones eyes and will NEVER come out from under that dark cloud no matter what..



Since: Jan 18, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:47 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

JUICER!!!  It would be awesome if Matt Kemp showed up instead and accepted the award.  Totally agree with comment about writers having no business in voting for sports awards. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

I wonder if he'll have any pre-speech steroids?




Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:18 pm
 

Braun to make speech at BBWAA dinner Saturday

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