It may have taken a year or two, but Ryan Braun was finally suspended my MLB.
I'm a little sad how this played out, because basically, this was a slap on the wrist. A 2.8 million slap, but a slap none the less.
Lets assume that his 65-game suspension would have been longer, had he worked out a deal with Bud Selig. Based on stories it would have been between 100 and 150 games. Had he fought this, they could have appealed this into next year, would have lost in the offseason and ultimately lost during the off-season, he would have lost between $6.2 and $9.3 million next season.
Also, after reading a few articles on ESPN.com, it sounded like Bud had some goods on him, and it sounds like the odds were not with him this time.
Next season, Braun will be hated by fans everywhere. He already was after the 2011-2012 offseason. I hope he starts off apologizing to a lot of people in private and public. Starting with the test collector, whose name he ran into the ground a in 2011-2012.
Good Riddance Ryan Braun.
Author : Coach Ketcham
Teacher, Lover of U.S. History. None of my thoughts are deep, and spelling and grammar are rarely double checked.