How can Braun be having a better season that he did in 2011? After all, the majority of Americans "knew" that Braun had failed a test for the presence of performance-enhancing drugs, but he escaped by fortuitous circumstances.
Mike Lupica, an individual that attempts to influence the way Americans think, was not enamored with Braun defending himself. Lupica took umbrage because Braun considered himself to be the victim of an inaccurate chemical test or the improper procedures with respect to the chain of custody of the sample. Most individuals in the media had a similar stance.
Listen carefully. When the authorities make a statement or an accusation, they must be respected. Braun should, according to the experts and the media, should have not even challenged those in power. But he had the temerity to do just that.
It is now the beginning of summer. Braun has played 67 games. With the tremendous scrutiny he faces, it is obvious that the only testosterone found in his blood has been synthesized by his testes.
As amazing, astonishing and to some, distressing, Braun is having his 2011 season again this season. Does that mean that performing-enhancing substances don't help Braun, or could it mean that he really didn't use PED's last year?
Is it possible that Braun could be so brilliant that he is fooling the system despite the scrutiny?
has not been found guilty of perjuring himself before Congress, a legislative body composed of some of the most forthright individuals in the country. To most Americans, Clemens is still guilty of both lying about using steroids and actually using steroids.
Clemens will never be forgiven for not confessing to something he had not been found guilty of doing.
Braun will always be thought of as an individual that used the system, which has now been changed, to escape punishment from baseball. He will never escape castigation from most Americans.
Fear not, good people. MLB can make certain that its loss of power is merely temporary.
Shyman Das, the arbitrator that reached the Braun decision, was removed from his duties. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, individuals familiar with Das' removal reported that the Braun case was a major reason for the decision.
Authorities want remorseful individuals.
Alex Rodriguez and are among those individuals that used steroids, admitted using them and expressed deep regret about their actions. They are lauded by the powers.
The only way Ryan Braun and Roger Clemens will be tolerated by those in powers is if they express remorse with respect to having abused something they never abused.