Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 11.09.23 AMI hate Ryan Braun. This you know.

He’s coming back from a 65-game suspension for being a lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit. Is he worried about how fans will treat him? Nah, not really. He’s heard worse, and at least this time all the focus will be on him and not his immediate family and relatives.

Speaking to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Braun says, dude, say whatever you want:

“Dude, say what you want about me, but I am strong,” Braun says in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY Sports. “Mentally, and emotionally, I am strong.

“This doesn’t bother me. People may have something new to yell now, but it’s really no different than anything I’ve gone though. I’ve never gone to Chicago and had them cheer for me. I’ve never gone to St. Louis and had them say, “I hope you do great.’ Nobody’s fans have ever cheered for the opposing team’s best player.

“I’m sure it will be a bit adventuresome at times this year, but if anything, it’s probably better now. Normally, you go to Philly and Chicago, and they’re talking about your mom, your sister, your girlfriend, whatever. So, now, it will be just about me.”

Oh don’t worry, Ryan, I’m sure we can find something to say about your wife. Don’t know about your girlfriend, though.

via (@craigcalcaterra)