Ryan Braun's positive test has me thinking of Matt Kemp, Albert Pujols and Tino Martinez.
Not necessarily in that order. Why Pujols? Because statistically speaking he should have been the league MVP in '01, '03, and '04 - but lost out to a PED performing Barry Bonds.
Which Turns my attention to Matt Kemp - statistically speaking, he should have been this year's MVP but lost out to an elevated testosterone'd Braun.
Why Tino? Probably because he was impacted by Raffy's roids in that Raffy's performance overshadowed Tino which would have potentially led Tino to higher pay if not a Gold Glove at first.
That's what was going through my mind - not that it matters to the story.
On to the story - MLB/ESPN have cited anonymous sources saying that Braun did not test positive for PEDs, but for higher levels of normal testosterone. Don't know what that means, I guess none of us will truly know what it means until the appeal is heard and decided on.
If the ruling is the test stands - Braun could take a step toward rebuilding his credibility by returning the MVP award to its rightful owner in my opinion.
If the test results are legit - then I say it is a good thing as it shows the enforcement policies that are in place and working even though the Roid issue has started to fade.
Good for MLB - not so good for the Brewers franchise and their supporters.