MESA, Ariz. – If it bothers Ryan Braun, he wouldn't show it. He couldn't. Not ever. Anyway, he probably likes it.
So he gets booed, like always, because he's usually the best player on the field, and whether you trust that or not doesn't change the reality of it or, presumably, matter to him in the least. If he's getting booed for the other reason, well, one sounds an awful lot like the other and, besides, it's not as though last summer's drug suspension brought a thunderbolt of insight. About as many folks believed Braun's denial as did his apology, so this has been out there a while.
He batted third and played right field for the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon at Cubs Park. The public address announcer had barely gotten to “… number eight …” when Cubs fans recognized what was coming and set to their dutiful outrage. Braun got it again when he came up in the first inning. They called him a cheater. One dolt suggested, “Hit him!” Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks struck him outRead More »from Ryan Braun may be a lot of things, but mostly he's a hitter