Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has become one of the most divisive players in all of Major League Baseball. After successfully avoiding a suspension for performance enhancing drugs in 2011 by arguing that his urine sample had not been properly transported, Braun was caught up in the Biogenesis scandal, and suspended for 65 games to end last season.
Because of his apparent lies and attempts to smear test collector Dino Laurenzi Jr, Braun has become extremely unpopular among many baseball fans. Brewers fans are apparently not among them, as Braun received a warm reception for his first at-bat in today’s Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves.
Don’t expect the fans in other cities to be quite as kind to the five-time All-Star.