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Roenicke: Braun passes media test

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PHOENIX -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke believes Ryan Braun passed the test in his first meeting with the national media.

Braun answered questions for about 10 minutes after reporting to Brewers camp on Thursday, once again broadly expressing regret for "mistakes" and acknowledging that he failed a drug test in 2011. Roenicke read the media coverage and watched video of the session and believes Braun handled it well.

"I keep saying, this is really a good young man," Roenicke said. "It's a shame that with sometimes where you are, and with him being the superstar that he is, that he's going to be booed in so many places.

"For one, when I was young, I couldn't even imagine booing a player. Opposing player, whatever. When I was a kid and my parents took me to a ballgame, I can't even imagine booing somebody, and if I did, my dad would have taken care of it. I just don't understand it."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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