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Wife of the Week: Woman’s Clever Ryan Braun T-Shirt Causes Stir at Miller Park

By |2015-08-20T08:30:28+00:00July 26th, 2013|7 Comments

Karen Eidem attended a Milwaukee Brewers game this week with a clear message for Ryan Braun.

The fan visiting Miller Park was not only there to support the home team, but also to provide a statement directed at Braun and the ongoing pain point that is the PED era in Major League Baseball.

Eidem wore a navy blue Braun t-shirt with the first and last letters of his last name replaced, left to spell out the word “FRAUD”.


A Brewers fan had a clear statement to make regarding Ryan Braun (Credits: MLB.com & NBC 4 in Milwaukee)

Security at Miller Park approached Eidem, and informed her to either remove the shirt or turn it inside out, and if she didn’t comply, she would be ejected from the stadium.

What a ridiculous decision at the time.

Fortunately, as reported by NBC 4 in Milwaukee, the Brewers later apologized to Eidem, admitted that the decision was a mistake, and have since invited her to attend a future game.


Baseball STILL has a PED problem

Eidem must have a snarky sense of humor, while also being a master of words, and likely someone no one would want to face in Scrabble or Scramble with Friends.  She should be applauded for being a unique voice – launching a verbal attack at players like Braun, who clearly feel that they are above the law.

At this point in the PED era, many fans have become complacent, simply left to assume that every player in baseball is guilty of using performance enhancers.

That’s why this should be considered a refreshing story, albeit one that likely never would have hit any headlines if the security team at Miller Park didn’t make such an ill-advised move.

Either way, The Wife Hates Sports applauds Karen Eidem, and  she is the latest Wife of the Week.

Congrats, Karen, and enjoy that future Brewers game.  Next time, maybe you can break out that Yovani Gallardo jersey, or security can instead focus more on the sausage race.

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  1. admin August 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Yeah, I wouldn’t go anywhere near comparing myself to that guy. The Eagles were smart to dismiss him for the time being. He should be cut, to be honest, but maybe there’s some kind of player protection in his contract (or with the players, collectively).

  2. Alan aka tophatal August 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM


    I trust you`re not using the Riley Cooper excuse ? Booze made you weary ? Or in Riley`s case , simply a dumb @ss .

  3. admin August 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Oh yeah, that’s right. I spaced on that. I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night, Top… cut me a break, ha ha.

  4. Alan aka tophatal August 2, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Kemp finished second in the NL MVP voting in 2011 to Ryan Braun and was recently critical of Braun and the player`s lack of honesty .

    KP , pay attention to the news cycle .

    tophatal …………

  5. admin August 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Oooh, yeah, Rev… good point on that one. I forgot about the Selig ties to the franchise. Still, the Brewers corrected that one rather quickly, saying it was a poor judgment by the security staff, which it very clearly was.

    Not sure I get Top’s Kemp reference.

  6. Alan aka tophatal July 27, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Matt Kemp feels the same way as well .

  7. ChrisHumpherys July 27, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    Good for her, man. And screw the Brewers.

    Look, if they want to comply with the modern rules of the game, they’ll create a clubhouse that is PED-free.

    I commend Eidem for speaking her mine in creative fashion. Take off her shirt? Really?

    Oh wait, didn’t Bud Selig used to own that team? No wonder they have their heads up their collective asses.

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