I saw the same headlines you did.
I thought, okay.
Lets move on.
Baseball is in the air, man - play some freakin' ball.
But then I read the story.
I'm sure you did too.
The arbitrator ruled in favor of Braun because Braun's sample sat in the "collector's" house for 48 hours rather than go straight to Fed Ex.
What happened to Braun's sealed cup of urine during those 48 hours?
If you didn't read it, this from ESPN:
The source told ESPN the seals were totally intact and testing never reflected any degradation of the sample. Based on the World Anti-Doping Agency code, this is exactly what would have been expected to happen, and the collector took the proper action, the source said.
The source also noted that synthetic testosterone doesn't just show up because a sample sits in one place or another.
Travis Tygart, chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, called the decision "a real gut-kick to clean athletes."
"To have this sort of technicality of all technicalities let a player off ... it's just a sad day for all the clean players and those that abide by the rules within professional baseball," he said.
That's actually a pretty anti-Brauny slant from that article.
Maybe there's still more to it.
But right now Ryan Braun's urine is mad.
It coulda been famous, and now it's just a cup of steroid pee.