Re: Ryan Braun going down?
Originally Posted by JayStubbs
As I said, based on what was reported. And what was reported, was based on a leaked version of the actual report.
The fact that we don't have the actual report is a distraction. The vast majority of information we get these days is from leaked material and second hand sources. Not to bring politics into this, but the whole Drone controversy in Washington now is based on leaked reports. No one, outside of the reporter who leaked the story, had seen the actual report, until it was released to members of Congress, and even they can't comment on what they read. Yet no one is questioning the integrity of the report.
The fact that we don't have the actual report is vital.
Apparently Braun's team took a clean sample and produced results similar to mlb's by mimicking the couriers actions and this factored into Das' decision.
If Braun had a legit result demonstrating an isotopic signature consistent with endogenous steroids, then that is a different issue. MLB has not wanted to go there concerning an appeal though. We need to see Das' arguement and we need to see what he considered a fact and why.
BTW, I have never argued that Braun is a clean player. I have argued that some in the media and in the ranks of fans have an intractable bias that prevents them from being objective about the issue of baseball and PEDs and a notion that 1995-2007 has somehow ruined baseball is largely based upon an inaccurate view of history.
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Last edited by jojo; 02-08-2013 at 11:55 AM.