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November 06, 2009

Giants ace Lincecum cited for marijuana possession: Another golden boy tarnished. Will Selig take a stand? It's not like pot is a performance enhancer...at least on the mound.

posted by lab to baseball at 12:11 PM - 21 comments

Given that I'm a recreational smoker myself, I don't see anything wrong with Lincecum toking up a little bit of burn. He got cited, may pay a fine and will move on from there. MLB has every right to fine and/or suspend him if they choose to but I find that highly (no pun intended) doubtful.

posted by BornIcon at 12:27 PM on November 06

I don't see anything wrong with Lincecum toking up a little bit of burn. He got cited, may pay a fine and will move on from there. MLB has every right to fine and/or suspend him if they choose to but I find that highly (no pun intended) doubtful.

I don't think they can suspend him on the citation alone. But marijuana is listed as a drug of abuse by MLB. He will now most likely be subjected to testing for it. If he fails that test then they can suspend him.

posted by goddam at 12:47 PM on November 06

Getting caught with a misdemeanor amount of weed shouldn't even be news, and it certainly shouldn't trigger any kind of testing or suspension for Lincecum.

posted by rcade at 01:05 PM on November 06

Like it or not the guy is or was a role model for a lot of young people, and this is going to dissapoint some of his fans. Not sure what MLB can do about a violation during the off season, but I would expect them to test him for this from now on.

posted by irunfromclones at 01:21 PM on November 06

Getting caught with a misdemeanor amount of weed shouldn't even be news, and it certainly shouldn't trigger any kind of testing or suspension for Lincecum.

My sentiments exactly.

Like it or not the guy is or was a role model for a lot of young people, and this is going to dissapoint some of his fans

Why, because he didn't share his weed?

posted by BornIcon at 01:25 PM on November 06

I wouldn't test Lincecum, I'd test Zito.

To make sure he was getting at least a dip out of the same bag as Lince.

Be like Tim. Roll up better numbers. Earn your green a bit more.

posted by beaverboard at 01:33 PM on November 06

Getting caught with a misdemeanor amount of weed shouldn't even be news, and it certainly shouldn't trigger any kind of testing or suspension for Lincecum.

Not saying I agree with it. But I wouldn't be surprised if MLB does test him.

posted by goddam at 01:36 PM on November 06

The NFL did not suspend Santonio Holmes for the same thing last year. The team did for a game but that was in season.

posted by Debo270 at 01:37 PM on November 06

Be like Tim. Roll up better numbers. Earn your green a bit more

Based on the fact that Tim was also caught with a pipe, I'd say he is an amatuer. He was probably smoking good green through a dirty resin filled pipe. I guess he knows how to roll up numbers on the field, but doesn't recognize the value of them off the field. The smoke is better and you can eat the number when you see the flashing lights behind you. Come on Tim, you can set a better example than that.

posted by lab at 01:46 PM on November 06

It's an herb. Next we'll be citing people for possession of Oregano.

posted by Drood at 02:05 PM on November 06

Like it or not the guy is or was a role model for a lot of young people

Perfect time to sit little Johnny down and explain that just because a person can throw a ball 95 mph that doesn't make 'em a good role model. At the same time you can explain to little Johnny that marijuana should be legalized. Hopefully both lessons sink in.

posted by justgary at 02:23 PM on November 06

Based on the fact that Tim was also caught with a pipe, I'd say he is an amatuer.

Disagree with that one. If it is good stuff, you rarely need to roll a whole one for just yourself. A nice glass pipe conserves the trees. Just not the best idea to drive around with.

posted by Debo270 at 02:59 PM on November 06

It's an herb. Next we'll be citing people for possession of Oregano.

Yeah, and coca leaves are just like basil leaves! Plants can't hurt us, can they?

posted by dfleming at 03:51 PM on November 06

Wasn't he carrying his California prescription with him?

posted by owlhouse at 04:55 PM on November 06

This is the same MLB that came down on John Rocker for things he said out of season and uniform? Don't think they might come down on Lince a bit?

posted by MeatSaber at 05:14 PM on November 06

Anyone who is driving a Mercedes within 5 miles after crossing a state border has to understand that he has a big target on his back. Even a few MPH over the limit, and Mr. Smokey is requesting an immediate interview. I'm not condemning Lincecum for his choice of tobacco, but for his apparent lack of awareness of the habits of the Highway Patrol.

posted by Howard_T at 06:35 PM on November 06

Getting caught with a misdemeanor amount of weed shouldn't even be news, and it certainly shouldn't trigger any kind of testing or suspension for Lincecum.

Marijuana is a banned substance in MLB. MLB testing for drugs of abuse is done on a basis of reasonable cause. Maybe you're arguing that the policy shouldn't exist but given that it does this is pretty cut-and-dried reasonable cause to test. If it was a syringe and just a tiny amount of steroids, people would be going batshit. How is this different?

(On edit: of course I mean how is it different in the eyes of MLB's banned substance policy, not how is marijuana different than steroids. That's not really material here.)

posted by EnglishSpin at 07:54 PM on November 06

It's definitely a performance enhancer. As long as you're trying to sit and watch 12 straight hours of TV.

posted by yerfatma at 07:57 PM on November 06

I'm so performance enhanced, I'm basically metahuman. I make the TV quit.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:37 PM on November 06

Weedy, 20 year old smokey is coming out of my lungs I laughed so hard!

posted by billsaysthis at 01:26 PM on November 07

Yeah, and coca leaves are just like basil leaves! Plants can't hurt us, can they?

The difference with hemp and coca leaves is that you can pretty much pick a cannibis bud right off the plant and smoke it. With coca leaves, there's a whole process that goes into making it into cocaine although it is still a plant.

posted by BornIcon at 09:35 AM on November 09

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