Posted tagged ‘Ryan Braun’

Donnie Dwyer CBS Sports Broadcast March 5th 2012

March 9, 2012

CBS 58 sports intern covers everything Badgers, Packers, and Marquette on a Sunday night broadcast. Also a little Brewers baseball and the new special “2012 Making another Run” which airs in March on CBS 58.

After a long wait, Ryan Braun wins appeal of suspension

February 23, 2012

Via ESPN:

National League MVP Ryan Braun‘s 50-game suspension has been overturned by baseball arbitrator Shyam Das.

The decision was announced Thursday by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

An outfielder for Milwaukee, Braun tested positive in October for elevated testosterone, and ESPN revealed the positive test in December.

No reasoning was given for Thursday’s decision.

“Today the arbitration panel announced its decision, by a 2-1 vote, to sustain Ryan Braun’s grievance challenging his 50-game suspension by the commissioner’s office,” a statement from the players’ association said.

Good news for Ryan and the Brewers. He is one of the faces of the MLB and now is back to being the face of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers are contenders and can win that division again. Let’s have him report to camp tomorrow and then have another awesome MVP season…

You think the Braun situation is bad? Jose Bautista has been drug tested 16 times this year

January 27, 2012

“He doesn’t tell me, but he doesn’t have anything to hide,” he said in a telephone interview. “That (16 times) may seem like a higher number than norm, but it is what it is. I don’t think there’s a set number as to how many times you can be tested. Jose has never complained one time about how many times he’s been tested or anyone in our (Performance Agency). Like I said, he’s got nothing to hide.”

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This just tells you how much the MLB wants to clamp down on the steroids. Ryan Braun can be innocent and then Braun will make the MLB look very guilty. But Bautista is good because he has perfect timing and can pull the fastball out of the yard. He is a great ahead of the count hitter and he will continue doing that for the rest of his career. He worked with other professionals to get better at hitting. HE HASN’T TAKEN STEROIDS FOLKS. HE CAN HIT A BASEBALL. GET OVER IT…

CBS 58: Donnie Dwyer Live Shot at Miller Park

September 17, 2011

CBS 58 Sports Intern Donnie Dwyer goes down to Miller Park to discuss the key game between the Rockies. Ryan Braun hit a game winning home run in last nights ball game to bring the Magic Number down to 8 and he talked about his game winning blast…

Prince Fielder is everything you want in an athelte

April 20, 2011

This is a great article from one of my favorite writers in baseball in Tim Kurkjian. Follow him on ESPN or on twitter @Kurkjian_ESPN 

Via ESPN:

Here’s what we know about Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder: He’s one of the game’s premier hitters; he’s 26; he can be a free agent after the season; the Brewers are going to try to win it all with him this year, but if they’re out of the race by the end of July, they’re going to have to trade him because they know they don’t have the funds to re-sign him after the season.

“So,” Fielder said, “give it all you got every day so you can sleep at night.”

Not everyone knows this about Prince Fielder: He’s even stronger than you think. A former Brewers coach, Rich Donnelly, once said that Fielder’s arms “are so big, you could tattoo a map of the United States on one of his biceps and still have room for Argentina.”

“He is the strongest man in baseball, no doubt, and I really think he could hold his own in the World’s Strongest Man competition,” said Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun. “His arms are bigger than my legs.”

“He is stupid strong, stupid strong,” said Milwaukee third baseman Casey McGehee. “We were just in Pittsburgh. He hit 20 balls in the water in batting practice in two days. The rest of us are blowing snot bubbles trying to hit one as far as him, and he’s just getting loose.”

Jerry Narron, one of the Brewers’ coaches, was among many Brewers who were asked to stand up and tell something about themselves to the team in spring training. “I told them that one of the highlights of my career was hitting a home run into the upper deck in Detroit one day,” Narron said with a healthy laugh. “Prince said he did that when he was 12.”

Indeed. Fielder went out to plenty of American League parks at that age, tagging along with his father, Cecil, one of the game’s best power hitters in the early 1990s.

Not everyone knows this about Fielder: He’s a good athlete, above average defensively and a decent runner. But, at 5-foot-11 and 275 pounds, he gets labeled as a slug, which isn’t the case.

“I could dunk a volleyball in high school,” Fielder said. “I didn’t play football because I knew they were going to put me at a fat-guy position and I didn’t want to do that. I am athletic.”

Said McGehee: “If he played football, I don’t want to say he’d be a lineman because it has a negative connotation, but he’d be a quick, athletic guard that pulls, then flattens someone. He is way better than people think on defense [in baseball]. Some of the shifts we play leave him 45 feet away from the bag, but he’s quick enough to get over there for the throw.”

Cecil Fielder was a far better defensive first baseman than he was given credit for, had great hands and good feet, and could easily dunk a basketball despite his size: 6-3 and 230 pounds.

“I’ve always liked playing defense,” Prince said. “But, nothing against my dad, but when I’d come home from a game, he’d ask, ‘How did you hit?'”

Garth Iorg, a Brewers coach who runs the team’s defense, said, “The way Prince charges a bunt — I haven’t seen the whole league — but I can’t imagine someone being that much better.”

Not everyone knows this about Fielder: He plays hard every play. He really cares.

“He is so much fun to manage,” said Ron Roenicke, the first-year manager for the Brewers. “On a routine ground ball to the first baseman, he is in full sprint. On a shallow fly ball to the outfield, he is in a full sprint. He takes ground ball after ground ball. He works.”

Milwaukee utility man Craig Counsell, 40, said, “It is a sign of mental toughness the way he plays — so, so hard. He’s not going to give in on anything. He’s not going to give up on anything.”

Fielder has always been that way. “I did it [not running hard] once; I was watching a runner instead of going all out,” Fielder said. “Robin Yount was with us [as a coach]. You know Robin. He looked at me. I never did that again.”

Said Narron: “Prince has a great attitude about the game. You know how many star players get their two at-bats in a spring training game, pack everything up and leave right after that? I never saw him this spring not stay for at least two or three innings on the bench.”

Added Braun: “He is so durable [Fielder holds the Brewers’ club record for consecutive games played with 327, breaking Yount’s record]. He’s never been on the disabled list in his career. We are in a sport where you are judged by production. How many guys are more productive than him?”

Not many. He has 195 home runs. Since the start of the 2007 season, only Ryan Howard has more home runs (174) than Fielder (165). When Fielder hit 50 home runs in 2007, he became the youngest player (23 years, 139 days) to hit 50, breaking the record held by Willie Mays. When free agency comes around in November, Fielder will be in great demand by several teams (how would he look in a Cubs uniform?) but likely not the Brewers. Not because they don’t want him, but because they can’t afford him at what likely will be about $20 million a year. That price tag could go up with another huge year. Off to a great start, he leads the major leagues with 17 RBIs and is hitting .338.

The demand for Fielder will be there not just because of his age — he is roughly 4½ years younger than Howard and another free agent-to-be, Albert Pujols — and not just for his track record, but for everything else he brings to a team. And what he brings to a team is a lot more than people realize.

Prince is one of the strongest people in the league and you can definitely see that from his stats. But one thing you can tell from reading other players thoughts is that he is a class man who can play the game the right way. They rave about his athleticism and about his will to win and I think Milwaukee needs him to stay based on that. This Brewers team needs to win now to generate more revenue to pay this guy the big dollars because he deserves it. He has done everything right for this ball club and if Milwaukee wants to stay competitive for a few more years, they are going to need a prince to lead the empire…

Plays of the Week

September 20, 2010

Take a look at these plays:

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?affiliateId=digg_share&content_id=12134049

…This play by Pagan was amazing not only to make the sliding grab but to save 2 runs and even convert a double play. He is a phenominal defender and can cover so much ground. He also turned a triple play this year which says a lot about his defense…

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81aa980c/Tomlinson-rush

…LT is back and he is back with fire power and energy. I have never seen a guy get put down so much and then come to New York and put on the Jets and become the runner of old. He is baaack and he has something to prove…

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81aaa1c8/Johnson-s-TD-ties-score-vs-Skins

…On fourth down and the game on the line, Shaub throws it in desperation in double coverage and Andre Johnson comes down with it to tie the game and ultimately win in OT. He is a game changer and he is in my opinion the best go up and get it recievers in the league…

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12240469

…Ryan Braun has been something special for the Brewers for so many years. But when he switched from Third Base to Left Field no one knew what to expect. Well on this play you saw it all. Amazing athleticism to run up and get it and just perfect snow cone. What a play in San Fransisco…