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Ryan Braun showing appreciation to the Milwaukee fans

Milwaukee Brewers' LF Ryan Braun has developed into one of the best players in all of baseball.  The Los Angeles native and University of Miami alum has absolutely found a home deep in the heart of the Midwest.  Braun’s comfort level with the state of Wisconsin is evident in his signing of a contract that will keep him in Milwaukee through 2015.

The below video shows Braun giving his fans a tremendous amount of attention outside of Miller Park. This occurrence took place on July 6, 2008. The day Braun learned he would be starting in his first All-Star Game, a week later at Yankee Stadium.   

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Jon Rapoport has spent his career working on all sides of the media and sports industry. He began his career at ESPN in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. While there, he won an Emmy for his contribution to "SportsCenter." Following his tenure at ESPN, Jon relocated to Los Angeles, joining the staff of the “Best Damn Sports Show” on FOX Sports Net.

Upon leaving the show, Jon worked in Web site and sports radio show development/production, with Major League Baseball in media operation logistics for the World Baseball Classic and on behalf of Los Angeles’ effort to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics back to Southern California. Jon currently writes a political blog for the Los Angeles edition of Examiner.com.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis), Jon is an avid sports fan, particularly for his beloved Minnesota teams. Jon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his BA in communication and interned for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City and Washington D.C. He is married and resides in Los Angeles.  

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