Re: Ryan Braun going down?
Since neither the arbitrator, nor the testing lab nor MLB nor Braun's team ever released any official reports about this case everything we think we know about this case is nothing more than hearsay and rumor. Every single article we have read is based on pure supposition and bits & pieces of information that may or may not be accurate. Anybody that is tossing out facts about this case is delusional. There are no facts. If anybody is convinced of anything one way or the other they are delusional.
I don't know the truth of the matter and neither does anybody else who wasn't present at the appeal hearing.
Obviously Shyam Das was convinced by Braun's defense team that he should be not be punished. They must have presented a very strong case. The arbitrators have seen and heard many, many cases and this is the only time a player has won an appeal. Obviously there was something different about this case. The arbitrator is not going to overturn a major case like this one unless there are very compelling reasons to do so. Until such time as the arbiter releases an official report we will not know what those compelling reasons were. But that won't stop some people from pretending they know.
Last edited by AtomicDumpling; 02-08-2013 at 03:28 AM.