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If it's a positive test, strip Braun of the MVP

Baseball got a black eye Saturday night.

ESPN reported that National League MVP Ryan Braun tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and faces a 50-game suspension.

Braun denies doing anything wrong and is waiting an appeal.

Braun reportedly was tested during the playoffs and was informed of a positive test in late October.

Two quick things out of all of this: I'm glad to see baseball is testing during the playoffs.

Second, if confirmed, Braun needs to be stripped of his MVP award. The writers can either make the second-place finished the MVP or vote again.


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