Brewers Braun Is MVP Milwaukee Can Be Proud Of
Shows Nerves For First Time
The thing that's amazed me about Ryan Braun is that even when he came up as a rookie, he never seemed to be nervous. The moment didn't own him, he owned the moment.
That moment changed on November 22, 2011.
Braun sounded nervous during his first few interviews after winning the MVP, and why not? He takes just the fourth MVP honor in Brewers history, following Robin Yount's 1982 and 1989 awards and Rollie Fingers taking it in 1981. Hank Aaron is Milwaukee's other MVP in 1957.
Braun is impressive as a superstar because he remembers your name, he's respectful, and doesn't give canned answers.
Saying that this is beyond his wildest dreams, he's still driven to be better. Talking about how much he's worked on defense to become a more well-rounded player. Talking about improving his D. And his baserunning.
Now he talks about bringing Milwaukee a championship.
One of Braun's first calls was to Aaron Rodgers after winning the MVP, saying you could make an argument that because of Rodgers recent play, "you could make a legitimate argument that he's the best quarterback ever over that time, so he's certainly deserving of the award. He's accomplished far more in his sport than I have in mine, and it inspires me to get better and ultimately win a championship of my own for the Milwaukee Brewers."
Just think. The Badger State could have a double dose of MVP's.
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