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Shirt Shrift

Aug. 05, 2013
Aug. 05, 2013

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Aug. 5, 2013

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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
JOHNNY MANZIEL
THEMMQB.COM
THE GRAHAM BROTHERS
BRONSON ARROYO
  • HE WAS ONCE THE UNLIKELIEST OF IDIOTS IN A BAND OF HEROES THAT MADE HISTORY. NEARLY A DECADE LATER, BRONSON ARROYO IS STILL STANDING, STILL CHILLING TO HIS OWN BEAT, STILL ONE OF THE GAME'S MOST DEPENDABLE INNINGS-EATERS

LAST DAYS OF A-ROD
  • As Alex Rodriguez prepares for yet another humiliation, this one a possible career-ender, it's worth remembering him as you may have forgotten him: the greatest prospect any scout had ever seen who met the promise of his gifts, a tireless worker and learner with as sublime a baseball IQ as there was. So, how could he be so ... dumb?

Shirt Shrift

Last week was tough for Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun, a central figure in MLB's PED case. On July 22 the league suspended him for the rest of the season for violations of its drug prevention and treatment program. Other shoes soon began to drop. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, runner-up to Braun for 2011 NL MVP, said Braun should return the award. A security guard at Miller Park told a woman who had altered her BRAUN jersey to read FRAUD that she would either have to change her shirt or leave the stadium. More fallout came from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, once a vocal Braun defender, who said that Braun had "looked me in the eye on multiple occasions and repeatedly denied these allegations." The future of the 8 Twelve MVP Bar and Grill, a Milwaukee-area restaurant co-owned by the two men, is yet to be determined.

This is an article from the Aug. 5, 2013 issue

PHOTOALEX EIDEM/AP (BRAUN SHIRT)