Grantland: In Defense Of Ryan Braun

I was originally planning to try and set this up somehow, but after reading it over a few times, you know what? Nevermind. I'm just going to get out of the way and let Grantland be Grantland. Here's Charles P. Pierce on the whole Ryan Braun situation. I have excerpted perhaps the most Grantland paragraph:

The "war" on steroids always has been Kafka rewritten by Lewis Carroll. It is always going to have victims like Ryan Braun — or, worse, some player is guaranteed one day to be the victim of a demonstrably false positive result — because that is the nature of all authoritarian solutions. Once, when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards received preposterously heavy sentences after being busted for pot, a British newspaper thundered in response, "Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?" New butterflies, same old wheel.

It makes you think about a lot more than you thought you'd be thinking about. Regardless of whether or not you agree with Pierce's standpoint, you probably haven't read any other article quite like this one.

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