Major League Baseball’s Review at the Two-Thirds Point

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Mike-Trout

Major league baseball is at the 2/3 mark of the 2015 season and begs for a review. These are the dog days, heading into mid-August with sellers selling and buyers hoping to rent their way to top of the heap. Re: Toronto Blue Jays. [Read more…]

Reaction to the Brewers-Pirates Bench-Clearing Brawl

By Andrew Voght
PSDC Contributor

So unless you’ve been under a rock or working overtime, you’ve heard about Gomez fight 3.0. This dude has a chip on his shoulder and knows how to stir the pot in the NL Central. In the third inning, Gomez came to bat against rookie Gerrit Cole and in true Carlos Gomez (and Brewers) fashion he lacked hustle on his way to a triple.

The biggest part of the situation was Gomez’s reaction to what seemed to be a bomb to dead center and flipping his bat while jogging to first. But falling short of the fence, the ball bounced on back into play towards center fielder Andrew McCutchen. After rounding first Gomez decided to turn on the burners and blew his way to a triple. [Read more…]

Ryan Braun Gets Called Out by Instant Replay, Files Grievance with MLBPA

By Johnny Griffith
PSDC Director of Randomness

Okay so maybe it was not quite that dramatic, but beleaguered Brewers’ slugger did Ryan Braun return to action yesterday for the first time since being hit with a 65-game ban last season in the fallout from the Biogenesis scandal that sidelined several MLB players last season.

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MLB Suspends Ryan Braun for the Remainder of the Season

The first domino has fallen…

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season, a 65-game ban announced Monday by Major League Baseball in what appears to be the first salvo in the league’s fight against players allegedly tied to the Biogenesis lab.

The announcement from commissioner Bud Selig said the suspension was for violations of the basic agreement and its joint drug prevention and treatment program and is effective immediately.

“As I have acknowledged in the past, I am not perfect,” Braun said in a statement released by MLB that did not specifically mention Biogenesis. “I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.”

Braun is the first player suspended in the wake of baseball’s Biogenesis investigation, though the MLB release did not mention that probe. The commissioner’s office tried to suspend Braun in 2012 for a urine sample with elevated levels of testosterone, but an arbitrator ruled that a Braun’s urine sample was mishandled and Braun successfully appealed the suspension. – USA Today

Ryan Braun is an idiot. If you test positive for PEDs these days, you suck at life. MLB will catch you. It’s almost a guarantee now.

Braun from February 2012: “I would bet my life that this substance never entered my body.”

And to unequivocally deny that you used makes you look like even more of a dolt. Didn’t anyone learn from Rafael Palmeiro? Go away, Ryan Braun.

VIDEO: Sideline Reporter is Hit by a Baseball While Giving a Report

Sophia Minnaert, sideline reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers, is hit by a baseball while giving a report but it doesn’t slow her roll. Watch this true pro.

2013 MLB Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

By Bobby Roberts
PSDC Staff

Many believed the loss of Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun’s steroid suspension (almost suspension) and the eventually trading Zack Greinke away, would push the Brewers down a few spots in the NL Central. They finished the season over .500 and one could argue if they had a competent closer, they could have received a Wild Card spot.

Will Milwaukee overachieve or will they fall down to Earth?

Here is the 2013 MLB season preview for the Milwaukee Brewers. [Read more…]