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Very interesting stuff from Dan Patrick of “The Dan Patrick Show” via Tom Hardicourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Patrick cites people “involved in the process” that the Brewers slugger and National League MVP might be exonerated after his positive drug test and thus avoid suspension.

Obviously this would be a complete win for Braun, whose reputation might not be unmarked but couldn’t ask for much more after this winter’s revelation.

Then again, Dan Patrick is a guy with a solid reputation but one that is not exactly on the frontlines breaking stories and the like. The Braun story keeps taking these crazy twists and turns, with reports of a personal medical issue standing beside assorted STI rumors and general internet weirdness.

The official word on Braun comes down later this week. Despite the glimmers of hope from Patrick and others, it is hard to imagine the NL MVP escaping suspension in any scenario. Baseball wants to come down on steroids because too many people want to find steroids in baseball. If Braun walks, too many reactionaries will point to his high-profile as reason the he “got off.” Which is fun, right?