Let's pretend that Ryan Braun's urine sample was not diverted from the
transport process for 44 hours, let's pretend that the collector would
not have known there were 13 Fedex offices open between Miller Park and
his home, let's pretend
his story that he believed all Fedex stores were closed isn't a lie,
let's pretend that Braun's test result wasn't the highest in the history
of testing for steroids, three times higher in fact than any previous
dirty test of the thousands administered, let's
pretend tampering isn't easily accomplished as medical experts have
let's pretend he had never tested clean over the course of his career
both in the minor and majors, let's pretend his numbers last year far
exceeded anything he did before, and let's pretend that Braun gained 35
pounds of muscle and hit 65 home runs last year.
Those are the twisted mental gymnastics required if you're gonna look
for every possible way to convince yourself Braun played dirty. It's
the "ask me no questions I'll tell you no lies" school of journalism.