Milwaukee Brewers star LF Ryan Braun is a very happy man at the present time. The San Fernando Valley (suburbs of Los Angeles) native's season has included big production on the field and the recent signing of a mega contract extension that keeps him in Milwaukee through 2020. Monday, Braun was seen waiting for a ride outside of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. Located in the Century City section of West Los Angeles, this property is where the Brewers stay when visiting LA to play the Dodgers. The hotel is located 14 miles west of Dodger Stadium.
Braun was wearing jeans and a shirt that resembled the Affliction Clothing line he is a part of. Some members of the Brewers took the charter bus, while others chose to find their own transportation later in the day. Braun was driven to Dodger Stadium by someone who picked him up in a black Mercedes.
Prior to the pickup, I had a chance to say hello to Braun and thank him for representing “The Tribe” (nickname for the Jewish People) so well. Braun is widely considered to be the greatest Jewish ballplayer since Sandy Koufax. During this current peak period for Jewish baseball players, (Kevin Youkilis, Ian Kinsler, Ike Davis, Jason Marquis, Sam Fuld, Danny Valencia, Craig Breslow, among others) Braun is absolutely the biggest star. He responded to my comment by laughing and saying “thanks a lot.”
Ryan Braun is living large and representing a lot of people well these days.