Suspended outfielder Ryan Braun has been calling Brewers fans to apologize for his actions regarding his suspension from the MLB for using performance enhancing drugs. He has received a list of names of season ticket holders from the Brewers organization with phone numbers to call and people apologize to.
These actions are all under Braun's own ideas, according to reports, and he plans on "calling every single name" on the list of season ticket holders. Braun has hoped to restore his ego and replenish the perception people have on him. He has admitted to taking steriods during the 2011 season, the year he won NL MVP, and has tried to fix everything he has done.
Braun orginally had a positive test in 2011, in which he appealed the suspension. Once winning the appeal, Braun continued to tell people that he had not used substances to enhance his play in the MLB. This season, the MLB started an investigation on Anthony Bosch, the owner of the Biogenesis of America, on delievering PEDs to players. Among the 14 suspended, Braun was on the list. He was suspended for 65 games.
It'll be interesting to see how Braun performs off the drug, and if he still can be productive against Major League pitching. Braun's 2014 season will be an interesting one to see, as he will return to the playing field for the first time since being suspended. Many players have had trouble without PEDs, obviously, and I assume Braun will not be an exception.
But for now, Braun will keep on apologizing until people change their perception of him as a person. He is trying to "do the right thing" now. But, people will remember what they did in the past. It really takes a lot to change a person, for any reason. Being a public figure like Braun will make it even harder. Some people are rooting for him, and some are rooting against. I'm sort of in the middle on that. I feel people deserve second chances, but what Braun did to win the appeal was unreal. But, all in all, what ever happens happens, and Braun will continue to make those calls.