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post #37 of 61

It would make sense that it wouldn't affect batting average or home runs, since home runs are measured as a raw number and BA doesn't count walks as at bats... It might not make a big difference as a statistical figure, but it does come into play in the 9th inning, the only time any strategy is employed these days, as there's no way to make up an unlucky run. It also turns sluggers who can't run into high OBP players, putting them where they do the least damage. In the 9th, however, they can be replaced by faster guys who do pose a threat on the basepaths. No manager would pinch run a slugger in the 5th inning, many wouldn't unless they were sure it was his last at bat. 

 

The lineup can be a big strategic factor in the 1st and late innings, but the middle innings are largely left alone and little strategy is employed.

post #38 of 61

Call me skeptical.  The writeup I read said basically that his sample was stored in a totally standard way in a fridge cause some staff wasn't able to make the shipment that night or something, but in the contract with MLBPA the sample has to be tested within something like 24 or 36 hours, and his was tested at ~48 hours.  But it was tested within the time frame that's allowed for bodies that actually care about cracking down on PEDs, like the IOC, and is within the standard operating procedure guidelines for these kinds of tests.

 

From what I read it looks like he almost surely was taking PEDs and got off 100% on a technicality.

post #39 of 61

That's exactly my understanding as well.  I don't believe he ever denied taking PED's his argument was strictly about the testing process.  I haven't heard him offer to clear his name with a lie detector test or even subject himself to random testing so I guess he got away with one. 

 

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Originally Posted by mdl View Post

Call me skeptical.  The writeup I read said basically that his sample was stored in a totally standard way in a fridge cause some staff wasn't able to make the shipment that night or something, but in the contract with MLBPA the sample has to be tested within something like 24 or 36 hours, and his was tested at ~48 hours.  But it was tested within the time frame that's allowed for bodies that actually care about cracking down on PEDs, like the IOC, and is within the standard operating procedure guidelines for these kinds of tests.

 

From what I read it looks like he almost surely was taking PEDs and got off 100% on a technicality.



 

post #40 of 61
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

That's exactly my understanding as well.  I don't believe he ever denied taking PED's his argument was strictly about the testing process.  I haven't heard him offer to clear his name with a lie detector test or even subject himself to random testing so I guess he got away with one. 

He said: “If I had done this intentionally or unintentionally I’d have been the first one to admit it. I truly believe this substance never entered my body.”
post #41 of 61
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

That's exactly my understanding as well.  I don't believe he ever denied taking PED's his argument was strictly about the testing process.  I haven't heard him offer to clear his name with a lie detector test or even subject himself to random testing so I guess he got away with one. 

 



 


He denied it. He said in his press conference. " I bet my life The substance never entered my body".

Here is the transcript
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270335/34976636
post #42 of 61

I should have done my own research instead of taking the word of local sportscasters I was listening to yesterday.  Thanks for the link. 

 

I'm torn now, the guy is pretty adamant in that transcript that he didn't take them, so I'm not sure what to think at this point. 

 

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He denied it. He said in his press conference. " I bet my life The substance never entered my body".
Here is the transcript
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270335/34976636


 

post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

I should have done my own research instead of taking the word of local sportscasters I was listening to yesterday.  Thanks for the link. 

 

I'm torn now, the guy is pretty adamant in that transcript that he didn't take them, so I'm not sure what to think at this point. 

 



 


Yeah but now I'm having my doubts after whatni have heard today. Apparently the package was sealed like 5 different times with tamper proof packaging in front of Braun. ...and he signed off on it. But who knows!
post #44 of 61

Again not to be too cynical but isn't that pretty much what everyone who tests positive says? The order goes something along the lines

1) The test must be mistaken

2) The suppliment/injections I have been taking must have been tainted.

3) whoops sorry I have been cheating for the past 5 years and I feel bad about it.

 

 

2) is where the fun is. You get stories of sabatoged toothpaste, bad beef (actually this was a legit defense), I was using extenze(LaShawn Merrit), hair removal cream, too much sex or too much oral sex, and the like.
 

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Originally Posted by jhwmusic View Post


He denied it. He said in his press conference. " I bet my life The substance never entered my body".
Here is the transcript
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270335/34976636


 

post #45 of 61

"Innocent"?  Please tell me what rationale the poor courier, who didn't know whose sample it was, had to break the three seals and tamper with the specimen?  Braun's attorney said that they found him to be "suspicious".

post #46 of 61
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Originally Posted by x129 View Post

Again not to be too cynical but isn't that pretty much what everyone who tests positive says? The order goes something along the lines

1) The test must be mistaken

2) The suppliment/injections I have been taking must have been tainted.

3) whoops sorry I have been cheating for the past 5 years and I feel bad about it.

 

 

2) is where the fun is. You get stories of sabatoged toothpaste, bad beef (actually this was a legit defense), I was using extenze(LaShawn Merrit), hair removal cream, too much sex or too much oral sex, and the like.
 



 


Oh I know. Someone else just made a statement that he never denied taking steroids and I was just letting them know that in fact Braun did deny it...which is why I provided the quote and transcript of his speech.

Who knows what to believe anymore. I really don't care to be honest.
post #47 of 61

So much for being clean.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9500252/ryan-braun-milwaukee-brewers-suspended-remainder-2013-season

 

This is why I think Baseball is a joke.

post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

He said: “If I had done this intentionally or unintentionally I’d have been the first one to admit it. I truly believe this substance never entered my body.”

Meh. **** millionaire superstar athlete Ryan Braun for offloading his guilt onto the guy who handled the samples.
post #49 of 61

I thought he was guilty from day one and he was.   I still hate the methods used in professional sports for testing but if you break the rules you do the time.  See you next year Ryan. 

post #50 of 61

Aaron Rodgers "bet" his salary this year that Ryan would turn out to be innocent.  e3_rolleyes.gif

post #51 of 61
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Aaron Rodgers "bet" his salary this year that Ryan would turn out to be innocent.  e3_rolleyes.gif


If you had the money that A-Rodg does, you would too.

post #52 of 61

What a pile of e1_poo.gif for lying about it.  But seriously, can we expect someone who is cheating to tell us the truth?  

post #53 of 61
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Originally Posted by cipher View Post

What a pile of e1_poo.gif for lying about it.  But seriously, can we expect someone who is cheating to tell us the truth?  

 

Cheating is bad enough.  Lying about it just adds to the height of the pile of e1_poo.gif.  

post #54 of 61
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If you had the money that A-Rodg does, you would too.

Wrote a rant but it is irrelevant.  Speak for yourself, 4.5 mil is 4.5 mil. e3_rolleyes.gif

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