Hmm...Braun gets suspended when-
1) His salary leaps up starting next season, so he doesn't lose as much by taking the suspension now, and the suspension doesn't carry into next season.
2) The Brewers are a lock to miss the postseason anyway, and losing Braun's presence in the lineup helps the Brewers tank for a better draft pick, and
3) Bud Selig runs baseball.
Yeah, this isn't favoritism or anything like that at all.
Rock over London. Rock on, Chicago.