Dino Laurenzi, the gentleman entrusted with shipping Ryan Braun's urine from hither to thither, recently released a lengthy statement about his competence. It was a detailed account of how he saw the events.
That prompted David Cornwell, Braun's attorney, to shoot off a statement of his own.
"Ryan Braun presented a winning defense in the forum that counted. The landmark decision in Ryan's favor was based on the evidence and the plain meaning of the words in baseball’s Joint Drug Program. The collector’s attempt to re-litigate his conduct is inappropriate, and his efforts will only be persuasive to those who do not understand the evidence or the rules. Ryan Braun was properly vindicated. Both Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association should be applauded because their Joint Program worked."
Translated: mrrroowwww ffft ffftt rrrwowowwwwllll. Cat fight!
We're into the nonsense zone now. A couple of "I know you are, but what am I?"s are forthcoming. While I was impressed with Braun's initial statement, I wasn't a fan of how he intimated that the sample was intentionally corrupted. As such, I didn't have a problem with the collector's statement. Braun's lawyer did.
But it's all nonsense from here out, so I doubt this will be the last statement.