'Confident' Braun driven to succeed

Third-year slugger lives to hit the long ball and is often honest to a fault

Originally Published: August 10, 2009
By Kory Kozak | Special to ESPN.com

Ryan Braun walks with a swagger.

And the old-school baseball people don't like it.

"I'm definitely confident," Braun said.

Braun walks, runs and plays like he owns the place, like he's supposed to be an All-Star, like he's supposed to hit big home runs in big games, like he's supposed to do great things in the major leagues.

What's wrong with that?

What's wrong with him admiring an absolute bomb of a home run he just launched?

What's wrong with him hitting ...

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