Part of me wants to think that every baseball fan alive wants Ryan Braun to be completely exonerated. That Major League Baseball will come out and say that Braun's sample got accidentally switched with the one from that office staffer with the unibrow. That would be better for MLB.
Another part of me wants every franchise to have a huge performance-enhancing drug scandal. All thirty teams, right down the line. That would make it easier to discuss and debate with the shades of grey that the subject deserves.
But if Ryan Braun were exonerated, that'd probably be a good thing. And radio host Dan Patrick says he has information that Braun could be completely innocent. Via Tom Hadricourt:
"There were whispers that this was a personal medical issue, that he was taking something for that, that may have spiked his test. I since found out (Sunday) that that is not the case.
"Ryan Braun may be exonerated here. He may be found innocent. And judging from all of the information I was told, there's a good chance that he should be."
I'm not up on which national sports guys are cool, and which ones are Skip Bayless behind a mic, but I don't remember Patrick being especially provocative for the sake of being provocative. He talked to someone who might know this stuff, and he's passing it along. Interesting stuff for you to take or leave.
Here's hoping he's right.