By Jeff Simpson
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has called for Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio to "end their relationship" with Ryan Braun.
Ryan Braun has to go.
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has an opportunity to make the most powerful statement any owner has ever made about what the game of baseball should be and what it should not be. Attanasio can make a statement that would reverberate across the many other venues of professional sports infected by the plague of doping.
The Brewers should end their relationship with Braun. Only then can the organization "move on."
There has been a lot of talk about "moving on" from members of the team, the general manager and even Attanasio in the past 24 hours that indicate that they still don't get it.
Braun's drug use taints the team's National League Central Division championship in 2011 and its victory over Arizona in the playoffs that fall. Braun cheated his team. Even worse, he cheated his fans. No matter how much they may wish it away, the Brewers will not close this sad chapter until Braun is gone.
In the meantime, Attanasio has a chance to make the Milwaukee Brewers franchise an example for the rest of professional sports: He can do that by getting rid of Ryan Braun.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is THE same newspaper that endorsed Scott Walker, not once but twice! The same paper that runs Politifact, which has given our Governor the dubious distinction of biggest liar amongst Governors in the US, for two years running.
The same Governor whose Governing goal was to "divide and conquer" and has turned Wisconsin into a political hotbed and divided our state.
Apparently, they hold the left fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers to a much higher standard than they do anyone in Wisconsin State Government!
Unfortunately for the people of WI, the Brewers left fielder has done more to create jobs and improve our economy than our Governor has!