Stardom suits Braun just fine
Brewers slugger staying focused despite fast rise to All-Star status
PHOENIX -- If Ryan Braun needed a reminder of how far he has come in just two years, a Brewers fan offered some photographic evidence.Braun had just played his final tune-up before leaving to man left field for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic when he stopped to sign a few autographs on Saturday. An 8x10 photo sticking through the fence caught his eye.
|"I know how hard this game is and what kind of challenges are ahead of me. I'm going to deal with that by working harder, because I don't think I've been even close to the kind of baseball player I can be."|
|-- Ryan Braun|
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