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#1 Train

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

Apparently MLB is pissed. Either Braun did a great acting job or he really didn't use PEDs. This story is not over, but it appears Braun will not be suspended 50 games.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

According to ESPN's Karl Ravech, Ryan Braun won his PED suspension appeal on a revelation that a courier did not take his urine sample immediately to FedEx because he thought it was closed on Saturday nights.
The sample sat in the courier's fridge for two days, violating the normal protocol for the handling of PED tests. It might sound like a ridiculous out for Braun, but it's an absolute must that the testing process is conducted according to the policies that have been agreed upon between the players' union and the commissioner's office. Braun will be in camp on Friday.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

From rotoworld.


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

--According to the New York Times points out, under the collective bargaining agreement, we should not have even known about this, because testing results are not supposed to be public until the punishment is actually handed out. It's possible that other players have appealed and won, or will in the future appeal and win, without our ever knowing about it. At least that's supposed to be the way it works, if I understand the Times correctly.

--The guy kept Braun's sample in his home refrigerator??!! Yuck. Double-Yuck.

--Train : "...MLB is pissed." Indeed.





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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

Something about this makes no sense. This is all because the moron who had the sample thought Fedex didn't operate on Saturdays, even though he had it as early as Friday afternoon. I'm not sold on the tampering theory, but who the hell holds on to a pee pee sample in their personal fridge for a while weekend? NASTY!
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:06 AM

Something about this makes no sense. This is all because the moron who had the sample thought Fedex didn't operate on Saturdays, even though he had it as early as Friday afternoon. I'm not sold on the tampering theory, but who the hell holds on to a pee pee sample in their personal fridge for a while weekend? NASTY!


Don't look in my fridge.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

Don't look in my fridge.


What?! You mean that wasn't apple juice?????
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:24 PM

Or beer??
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:29 PM

The dude won his case. MLB looks bad for complaining, IMO.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

Something about this makes no sense. This is all because the moron who had the sample thought Fedex didn't operate on Saturdays, even though he had it as early as Friday afternoon. I'm not sold on the tampering theory, but who the hell holds on to a pee pee sample in their personal fridge for a while weekend? NASTY!


I heard a guy from the World Anti-Doping Commission who said this is exactly how it is handled when the sample can not be processed immediately. He said this ruling undermines all testing when not done on site like I believe the Olympics dose.


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The dude won his case. MLB looks bad for complaining, IMO.


MLB looks bad for the leak--possibly pun intended. They have every right to be mad he gets no penalty due to what was deemed a process error. From what I understand, and I admit I have not heard very much about it for the past 48 hours, previously no one had won an appeal based on a 'technicality'. Apparently the whole appeal process is screwy as it is a three member board but the MLB rep and the MLBPA rep always disagree so the independent arbiter always makes the decision. As someone who does this sort of thing as part of my job, there are definitely times where even those of us with completely opposite agendas can agree that someone has or has not done something wrong.
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