The Matt Kemp-Ryan Braun tie

The two most feared hitters in the NL are always trying to prove themselves

Updated: May 30, 2012, 3:21 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The boos were always going to rain down on Ryan Braun the first time he set foot in Los Angeles this season. Even before what happened at the end of last season. Before he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs this winter, then after he was exonerated by an arbiter. The boos were waiting for him here.

Yes, the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder grew up a short commute from Dodger Stadium. Heck, he hit a home run here in his final high school at-bat in 2003. But ...

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