Well, this is one way to make amends.
After getting in trouble for using PEDs, MLBer Ryan Braun has reportedly been calling Milwaukee Brewers season ticket holders to apologize to them.
Needless to say, this took some by surprise, but not everyone gave him an earful.
One shocked bar owner, Pat Guenther, got a call from Braun and thought it was a joke! He told his story:
"Hey there's a guy on the phone claiming to be Ryan Braun, it's probably one of your buddies messing with you… [He said] ‘Hey Pat this is Ryan Braun.’ Right then and there I knew it was his voice based on interviews I've seen on TV. I knew damn well it was his voice. I said what can I do for you? He said, I messed up, in a nutshell, I messed up. I just want to reach out and say I'm sorry. I cut him off right there. I said you know Ryan, I think you're an amazing athlete and this speaks volumes to your character to reach out to a small business owner like myself and let us know that you are going to do better. Who hasn't made a mistake? People move forward. I think that's what Ryan is trying to do. He's moving forward. He has no other option. Be better, help his ballclub win games and win the hearts of Brewers fans like he has for many, many years. He was very humble on the phone. He wanted to reach out and for him to do this is an act of kindness. He wants the people of Wisconsin to support the Brewers and him.”
That’s some serious forgiveness right there!
Pat has been a Brewers season ticket holder for 20 years, so he was probably near the top of the list for people that Braun wanted to apologize to.
The team also said that Braun asked for the contacts on his own.
At least he's trying to make amends!
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