09:23 AM ET 09.02 | As the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun jogged to left field in the first inning of a game against the Cubs last week, the catcalls cascaded from the Wrigley Field bleachers. "Ster-oids, ster-oids," fans chanted. "Hey, Ryan, I got a syringe for you!" screamed a man in a Cubs jersey well within earshot of Braun, cupping his hands around his mouth. Braun, his back to the crowd, stared straight ahead. The National League's reigning most valuable player, Braun has been the target of such taunts all season, stemming from a positive test for synthetic testosterone administered during last year's playoffs. Braun was the first major leaguer to win an appeal of a drug test, avoiding a 50-game suspension. Because he was exonerated on what some considered a technicality, questions about the legitimacy of his 2011 season lingered, and he became an easy target for fans.