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Tim Scott (Our PD here at the Big 1070) and I were discussing the whole Biogenesis/Ryan Braun story today when Tim remembered something that sort of makes you uncomfortable if you're a Brewers fan.
"I remember reading something a long time ago about Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez working out together," he said.
"Have you googled it?" I asked.
"No," he responded.
So I hopped on the JSOnline archive and sure enough the first hit linked an article by Tom Haudricourt from 2005. In it Haudricourt points out that Rodriguez and Braun had become friends after offseason workouts in Miami. (Cue the dramatic music here)
"I know he's a fantastic kid," said Rodriguez who became acquainted with Braun while working out at the Hurricanes' baseball complex over the offseason.
The article went on to talk about advice Rodriguez gave Braun. When I read that initial line though, it kinda felt like a punch to the stomach. A-Rod and Braun have WORKED OUT TOGETHER! IN MIAMI! BACK IN THE DAY! Does it mean anything? Probably not, but who knows?
What we do know is A-Rod admitted to PED use from 2001 to 2003. This story was written in 2005. It talked about the offseason which means 2004 or early 2005. Braun was drafted by the Brewers in June of 2005.
So what am I saying with this whole rant/story? To be honest, I don't know. All I know is there exists an article from 2005 linking offseason workouts, Miami (home of Biogenesis) and Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun.
Let's hope that's all it is.