Originally Posted by jojo
Actually you don't have a clue whether the sample results were biologically compromised or not and that is the point. It is absolutely factual to state that how a sample is handled and stored can significantly impact the integrity of the sample. What we know is that Braun's sample wasn't handled according to the protocol that was collectively bargained as a standard that ensured sample integrity. The arbitrator simply ruled that given the chain of command issues, he doesn't have a clue. I don't have a clue either but it is possible given how the sample was handled that his positive could have been erroneous. I seriously doubt that there is a sinlg eperson on Redszone who would find the way Braun's sample was handled acceptable for their own sample if their livelihood rested upon the results of tests on it.
You've adopted a pretty definitive position about the reliability of Braun's test results but lack the information necessary to support it. You're offended by PED use and have adopted a position concerning player guilt that is consistent with your preconceived conclusion.
It's a strange position to take when accusing others of bias.
You have taken the position that BOTH samples were tampered with. I have not. There is no proof whatsoever that either sample was tampered with. So, to you, the guy that took the sample is guilty and that's OK. But me taking the position that both samples tested positive and no proof was ever made that either sample was tampered with is a "strange position to take." Ok...
Braun is walking around with smoke flying out of his body and half of the people on here and most in Milwaukee want to just stick their head in the sand. I find that to be a "strange position to take..."
Edit: I say that is your position, because if BOTH samples were not PROVEN to have been tampered with then Braun is guilty. Clearly the Arbiter didn't go that far and let Braun off with his EXCUSES. Just another example of baseball not taking PEDS seriously. The arbitration hearing was a joke and should have never been allowed to have been completed without proof of tampering. There was none of course or it would have been presented.