Here are some local (read: Milwaukee) radio spots archived for your listening regarding Ryan Braun and the reports of his connection to the Biogenesis Clinic.
Yup, over 90 minutes of just interviews. This doesn’t include the hours of time spent by these show’s hosts discussing the situation on their own.
I’ll add more as they happen and feel free to pass one along if I don’t have it listed.
(Unless otherwise noted, these interviews all took place on Wednesday, February 6, 2012.)
From the Chuck & Wickett show on Sportsradio 1250 WSSP
Host of the longest running Brewers post-game show in the market, Tim Allen (12:20)
Brewers.com beat writer Adam McCalvy (12:40)
Co-author of the Yahoo! Sports Report, Jeff Passan, discusses his report (14:07)
From the statewide Bill Michaels Show (heard in the Milwaukee market on WSSP, hence the links)
Former lawyer Craig Calcaterra of NBC’s Hardball Talk joined Bill to discuss the report from a legal point of view (11:10)
Co-author of the Yahoo! Sports report, Tim Brown, discusses the same (7:33)
From ESPN Milwaukee (AM 540)
Jeff Passan continues making the rounds as he chats with “The D-List” (14:24)
Brewers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Tom Haudricourt joins “The D-List” (13:52)
From The Big 1070/The Big 920 (AM 1070 Madison & AM 920 Milwaukee, respectively)
Andy Baggot from the Wisconsin State Journal talks to Lucas & Lepay (9:06)
Tom Pippines of FOX6 in Milwaukee weighs in with Lucas & Lepay on Friday, February 8th (8:51)
From The Big Show on Sportsradio 1250 WSSP
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale discusses the situation (6:44)
On the Brewers Flagship, AM 620 WTMJ
CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman talks to Greg Matzek (4:17)
Haudricourt with Matzek (4:42)
And if you missed any of the written statements surrounding this situation:
“During the course of preparing my successful appeal last year, my attorneys, who were previously familiar with Tony Bosch, used him as a consultant. More specifically, he answered questions about T/E ratio and possibilities of tampering with samples.
“There was a dispute over compensation for Bosch’s work, which is why my lawyer and I are listed under “moneys owed” and not on any other list.
“I have nothing to hide and have never had any other relationship with Bosch.
“I will fully cooperate with any inquiry into this matter.”
A report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reveals that Ryan Braun’s name (along with Francisco Cervelli and Danny Valencia) appears in the records of the Miami-based Biogenesis Clinic. This is the same clinic that has been in the news for several days and has players like Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera and others under investigation for the use of banned substances.
On MLB Network, Passan stated that there was nothing in the records that they obtained that specifically indicated that Ryan Braun took any kind of performance-enhancing drug.
MLB is investigating the clinic and whatever additional information they find (if any) will be reported at some point.
Here is the link to Passan’s article.
Again, as of now, no reference of Ryan Braun in the Biogenesis records specifically indicates that he took any banned substance. And that is why the original report by the Miami New Times wouldnt use Braun’s name — lack of evidence.
Other players listed in these records have denied association at all with the clinic or its operator Anthony Bosch.
MLB released a statement about the Passan article:
“We have an active investigation ongoing in Florida. Until that is completed, we can’t comment on any of the details or information that has surfaced.” – Pat Courtney – MLB Spokesman
I’ll have more reactionary words later, but wanted to get his information out there for your consumption.