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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Thursday Show in Review


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Ryan Braun
Sure, he won his appeal, but has the positive test for a banned substance already left an indelible stain on Ryan Braun's legacy?

Mike and Mark react to the news that Ryan Braun's suspension was overturned by a third party arbitrator. ESPN Investigative Reporter Mark Fainaru-Wada joins the guys to help describe the legal process and how this appeal by Braun was upheld, allowing him to play with no suspension after testing positive for an elevated testosterone level. Listen Listen

John Kruk, ESPN MLB Analyst joins the show. John gives us his thoughts on Ryan Braun being allowed to play without suspension. John also talks about what this means for the Brewers in the NL Central. Listen Listen

Mark and Mike talk about the adjustments Jeremy Lin will have to make, both are interested to see how he handles himself while faced with adversity. Mike and Mark look at the Thunder and the potential this young team has, coupled with their confidence.

Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster tells us about the changes new additions Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum have brought to the Cubs Spring Training. Ryan thinks the Cubs have a great shot this year and practice right now is key. Ryan shares his superstition on the baseball field and his Harry Carey impression. ESPN.com's Eric Karabell joins the Virtual Spring Training Tour as well, with his thoughts on the Chicago Cubs' chances in 2012. Listen Listen

Mark and Mike play "What they wanted to say." We listen to NFL coaches comments from the Scouting Combine and Mark and Mike translate what they really wish they could say.

The Stinkin Truth: Mark gives us the truth on Ryan Braun and his accountability.