1. The Laurenzi victim thing. Braun took the comments too far, but he didn’t ruin his life:
Laurenzi Sr. says Braun’s comments have had no permanent effect on the
family, and his son is still doing testing work for the Chicago Cubs
Braun was definitely too strong in his words against Laurenzi and should probably try to make things right with Laurenzi if that what Laurenzi wants (I kind of doubt it, but who knows). Maybe today Laurenzi comes out and speaks about what has happened to him, but most were skeptical of tampering to begin with and were instead criticizing him for not following MLB protocol, which was of course, fair. Laurenzi was not fired by MLB and by all indications seems to be doing fine.
The Lance Armstrong comparisons can stop any day now as well. Armstrong got his teammates fired, made life miserable for his assistant, got other staff members fired, told Betsy Andreu that he hoped someone broke a baseball bat over her head and had a reign on terror that lasted for a decade-plus. Braun came out too strong against the guy who didn’t follow the CBA when handling his urine sample.
2. Aaron Rodgers – I know Packers rule over all else, but who freaking cares.
3. Baseball writers trying to top each other in who is more outraged
4. The winner of said outrage contest:
5. Brewer fans who say they are betrayed or lied to. Its sports, get over it.
6. The National media guys who act like Brewer fans are complete morons for “defending” Braun – aka having issues with how MLB has approached this or were waiting until you know, the process played out.
7. People who don’t understand how baseball contracts work and want Braun cut
8. The “what do I tell my kid” people. You tell your kid Braun did something he shouldn’t have and got suspended. If it’s a lot more complicated than this, you have bigger issues.
9. This Justin Hull tweet, which wins for being the most trolling and over the top: