Posts Tagged ‘Milwaukee Brewers’

Yes! Acquitted (by technicality) PED user Ryan Braun addresses the herpes rumors

February 24, 2012

At today’s completely indignant press conference, a defiant and condescending Ryan Braun lashed out at Major League Baseball for their idiotic drug testing chain of custody policies.

You’ll recall that just days after being named the National League MVP it was reported that Braun faced a possible 50 games suspension for a positive PED/steroid test. Braun denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs and immediately appealed his positive drug test.

An MLB arbitor overturned Braun’s suspension yesterday. The suspension was overturned primarily because rather than sealing Braun’s urine test and immediately mailing it off to the lab, the official MLB drug tester took the piss home with him for the weekend and stuck it in the fridge. Seriously!

However, one of the most interesting aspects of the story is at today’s press conference Braun INSISTED to address the Ryan-Braun-has-herpes rumors that have been circling the Internet. Yes, Braun himself made it a point to say he’s never had an STD. On record in front of a bank of microphones.

See for yourself. It’s at the 3:48 mark of this tape:

 

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Ryan Braun herpes rumors picking up steam

January 9, 2012

What a terrible offseason for National League MVP Ryan Braun. First news came out that the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder tested positive for steroids and faces a possible 50 game suspension. Like all juicing athletes, Braun is proclaiming his innocence. However, in his case, if Braun’s defense is accurate it might worsen his image.

Yes, Ryan Braun is apparently going to play the herpes card in an attempt to get out of his PED suspension. Multiple baseball and gossip websites are reporting that Braun’s astronomically high steroids level are a result of his genital herpes medication. The mainstream media has not picked up on the rumors based on the scummy and absolutely charming sources reporting the story. 

So far even Wikipedia and scandal sites like Deadspin.com aren’t even touching the Ryan-Braun-has-the-herp story. Although Braun’s camp did issue a statement about a “private medical issue” and “unusual circumstances.”

POWER HAS DRIVEN HIM MAD: UMP THROWS FAN OUT OF GAME

September 8, 2010

BOB DAVIDSON

During yesterday’s St. Louis Cardinals/Milwaukee Brewers game umpire Bob Davidson threw a FAN out of the game for heckling Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Two coaches and Brewers manager Ken Macha had already been tossed from the game when Davidson focused his attention on Brewers fan Sean Ottow in the 7th inning.

Ottow received cheers from the crowd, stood and gave a “V” sign on his way to being HANDCUFFED TO A BENCH and charged with disorderly conduct. He says he never even swore at Molina. Ottow’s parting words to Molina: “I don’t care how much it costs me…you’re a loser Molina.” Even the St. Louis paper ran a column entitled “Umps Gone Wild.”

JUST A BIT OUTSIDE

July 21, 2010

BOB UECKER

Hall of Fame announcer Bo Uecker returns to the broadcast booth for the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend. The 75-year-old underwent heart surgery three months ago.

YANKEES TELL BREWERS OWNER TO STOP WHINING AND SPEND MONEY

April 7, 2010

PRINCE FIELDER: HAS CHAMPAGNE VISIONS DANCING IN HIS HEAD AND WILL BE A TEST CASE FOR SMALLER MARKET TEAMS

Watch out. There may be a civil war starting in baseball. The New York Yankees are apparently not happy that they’ve shelled $175 million dollars in revenue sharing dollars over the past seven years. The Yankees are peeved because the teams receiving that cash NEVER spend it on fielding competitive teams, but simply pocket the money.

Earlier this week, Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio was complaining about the high salary it was going to take to keep first baseman Prince Fielder, the world’ fattest vegetarian.

Randy Levine, the current president of the Yankees and a former employee of the commissioner’s office and MLB, shot back by telling Attanasio to STFU and quit “whining.” Levine literally suggested the Brewers spend some of the tens of millions of Yankees dollars they’ve received over the years to actually spend on baseball players. That would be instead of just pocketing the cash, which is what teams like the Florida marlins do every year.

Levine told ESPN.com,

“I’m sorry that my friend Mark continues to whine about his running the Brewers. We play by all the rules and there doesn’t seem to be any complaints when teams such as the Brewers receive hundreds of millions of dollars that they get from us in revenue sharing the last few years. Take some of that money that you get from us and use that to sign your players. The question that should be asked is: Where has the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue sharing gone?”

A MONUMENT TO STUPIDITY

February 9, 2010

BUD SELIG DURING HIS DAYS AS A USED CAR SALESMAN

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their intentions to unveil a statue of the team’s former owner and current Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig this August.

BREWERS PROSPECT FACES CAREER “DEATH PENALTY” FOR SMOKING WEED

December 11, 2009

JEREMY JEFFRESS

Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect Jeremy Jeffress LOVES marijuana. Don’t believe me. Ask him yourself. Jeffress smokes so much marijuana and has such a predilection for weed that he’s literally one strike away from being banned for life by Major League Baseball.

Once Jeffress and his 100 MPH fastball get to the majors, he can smoke all the weed he wants. MLB doesn’t test for marijuana. The problem is Jeffress isn’t going to make it to Major League Baseball. Baseball is allowed to test their minor leaguers for recreational drugs. Jeffress has already failed four drug tests. He has tested positive for marijuana each time. (It’s just a good thing that marijuana is not addictive.) For his last transgression, Jeffress was suspended for 100 games. One more positive drug test and Jeffress will be banned from organized baseball for life. FOR MARIJUANA.

Several minor league players in recent years have gotten into trouble over their recreational drug use. Now a beloved All Star and hero, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton received several drug suspensions before finally getting his life together. Florida minor league pitcher and former first round pick Jeff Allison was addicted to heroin and Oxycontin.

 

MARLINS JUNKY MINOR LEAGUE PITCHER JEFF ALLISON

However, Jeffress is the first minor league player to come this close to losing his career. Most fans would be shocked and argue it’s “just” marijuana. After all, the drug testing rules that Jeffress was busted under were designed to catch steroid users. However, Jeffress isn’t a stupid guy. Nor is he a kid any more. This coming year is the fifth professional season for Jeffress.

Despite being a high first round draft pick and receiving a $1.55 million signing bonus, Jeffress has been a complete flameout for the Brewers. He has a career record of 20-21 with a 4.20 ERA. That’s an average of only five wins per season while sporting a losing minor league record. Worse, this will be the second straight year that Jeffress begins the season serving a drug suspension because he tested poitive for a “substance of abuse.” In 2008 and 2009, Jeffress was rated #4 and #3 on the Brewers list of top prospects by Baseball America. This year he didn’t even make the top 10 list.

It’s like the old anti-drug tv commercials used to say: “Why do you think they call it dope?”

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ABANDONED WIFE TAKES TO THE INTERNET TO HAMMER BASEBALL PLAYER

October 24, 2009

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THE DESERTED WIFE AND CHILD OF MILWAUKEE BREWERS SHORTSTOP ALCIDES ESCOBAR

Alcides Escobar is nondescript rookie infielder with the Milwaukee Brewers. He may or may not be the club’s starting shortstop next season depending on what happens to J.J. Hardy. Escobar is hardly a household name. He may come to crave his current anonymity.

In his native Venezuela, Escobar is becoming more and more famous. Actually, infamous may be a better choice of words. Escobar is a nationally known cad in Venezuela. That’s because of his abandonment of his wife and infant child.

Escobar was married to Leury Moreno in 2008 while he was a Brewers minor leaguer. She is the daughter of Omar Moreno, a former Major Leaguer who was the starting center fielder on the Pittsburgh Pirates 1979 World Championship team. Maybe Moreno should have warned his daughter about ballplayers. Escobar left his pregnant young bride in Panama last October while he went to play Winter Ball in Venezuela. He never came back.

Let’s face it, a baseball player seducing, impregnating and abandoning a young woman is hardly news. What makes Mrs. Escobar’s case unique is what she did about it. Leury Escobar went straight to the media. First she gave out personal details about her own troubled pregnancy and how Escobar refused to help with the medical bills. Then, Mrs. Escobar revealed lurid details about her husband’s sex life and how he dumped her for a younger woman. Who just happened to be a prostitute. To add insult to injury, (literally) Escobar phoned his wife to berate her. He told her he had hooked up with his new girlfriend because she was “too fat” since she became pregnant.

Leury Escobar’s media campaign had some effect. Escobar ended up getting suspended by his Winter League team for “personal issues.” Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt made a brief mention of Escobar’s fiasco of a personal life on his blog, and ESPN.com’s Keith Law even wrote a national article mentioning the infielder’s “serious personal issues.” The website Rotoworld.com even cited his estranged wife as a reason NOT to pick Escobar on your fantasy baseball team.

Still, 99.9% of baseball fans probably had no idea of Alcides Escobar’s personal problems. That’s when Leury Escobar began Phase Two of her media campaign. She has started her own blog. Not only that, but she put it on mlblogs.com. The only information on her blog is “The Truth” about what Alcides Escobar did to her.

Here’s a sample:

 

“He abandonded me since october 7th. He was suppose to come and spend Christmas with me and never did, he was suppose to spend New Years with me and never did either. He only called to emotionally insult me and tell me that I was fat and ugly and that he had found someone better, all this while I was pregnat with our daughter. He later told me that the only reason why he married me was to get his green card. He would constantly call and send text messages insulting me and telling me that the baby wasn’t his which he knows is a complete lie and a DNA test will be there to prove it, he would call me and put his mistress on the phone to insult me. She is a prostitute in Venezuela who has slept with almost the entire country…”

 

As Leury Escobar would probably say, “The truth hurts.” The blog seems to have made a difference. Her case is picking up more and more media attention. Escobar may never come back but he might be shamed into giving his wife some money. Also, Leury Escobar is granting interviews to EVERY blog, radio station and media outlet that will have her.

 Soon, Alcides Escobar may be more famous as a deadbeat dad than a baseball player.

 

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CECIL FIELDER WINS HOME RUN DERBY AT THE ALL-STAR GAME

July 14, 2009

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CECIL FIELDER

TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD OUTFIELDER WANTS TO TELL MILWAUKEE BREWERS GENERAL MANAGER HOW TO DO HIS JOB

July 6, 2009

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RYAN BRAUN

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun certainly has a lot of guts. Yesterday the 25-year-old outfielder was named a starting outfielder for the National League in this month’s All-Star Game. As TBS announcers pointed out during the All-Star Selection Show, Braun is the first Brewers position player to start in consecutive All-Star Games since Robin Yount. Braun is definitely a franchise player. He is hitting .326 with 16 home runs and 58 RBI.

Interviewed yesterday about his selection to the All-Star team, Braun took the opportunity to call out his team’s pitching staff and general manager. Said Braun,

 

“We’re at  the point right now where it would be important for us to go ot there and acquire somebody.”

 

The Brewers were blasted by the Chicago Cubs this weekend, losing two of three. Brewers pitchers had a 7.29 ERA in the series. Braun goes off even more, making Anthony Witrado’s piece in the Milwaukee Journal a must-read.

Braun blasted the Brewers pitching staff saying of the Cubs, “They threw the ball a lot better than our starters did…they were the better team.” Braun also specifically mentioned Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and added “it would be nice to make a move to help us out.”

 Braun’s comments are incredibly ballsy. You NEVER hear a player call out members of his own team. Certainly not a contending club’s entire pitching staff and GM. Keep in mind braun is a young player who was in the minors two seasons ago.

Milwaukee isn’t exactly the media center of the universe. Braun’s comments are going largely unnoticed on the Internet.