Our friends at Wrigleyville23 have rolled out their Jump to Conclusions Mat in one of the more ridiculous posts I've read on that generally fine blog.
The post talks about Ryan Braun's comments regarding Alex Rodriguez and thinly veiled insinuations that Braun's willingness to jump into the Rodriguez fray and his association with Rodriguez makes Braun a suspected steroid user too.
Brewers slugger (who doesn't necessarily have that prototypical slugger physique) readily jumped to the defense of Alex Rodriguez today. Interesting.
Ha. As opposed, to, say, Alfonso Soriano and his prototypical slugger physique?
Not that I for a second think that Braun is a user, but when thinking about this logically, if Braun had anything to be worried about with respect to PEDs, I'm pretty sure he'd prefer to give the old "no comment" to any questions on the subject (so as to avoid the Katie Couric moment that A Rod is currently dealing with) rather than answering the questions, which will inevitably lead to the question - have you done it, or were you ever tempted to do it?
And, naturally, the story went there. And as usual, I loved Braun's answer:
"It's never something that I sought," Braun said before showing a flash of his sense of humor and his well-documented self-confidence. "I would never do it because if I took steroids, I would hit 60 or 70 home runs."
Long live Ryan Braun.