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(ESPN)   NL Rookie of the Year misunderstands when coaches tell him they want him to hit .420   (sports.espn.go.com) divider line 35
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2009-06-25 10:01:27 PM
this is quality, subby. +191923491
 
2009-06-25 11:13:58 PM
It might explain the sudden onset of Suck, especially in April. You sure it's an isolated incident, guy with shiats thast month?
 
2009-06-25 11:15:23 PM
Gah. The dreaded "five hits" filter pwnage.
 
2009-06-25 11:58:46 PM
Also, the dreaded "thast" filter pwnage.
 
2009-06-26 12:12:29 AM
Why do they bother testing for that at all? What a waste of money. It is surely not a performance enhancer.

Testing for marijuana is a waste of any corporate funds.
 
2009-06-26 12:16:09 AM
Playing baseball in Chicago would cause anyone to get stoned once or twice.

Both teams suck.
Go Go White Sox
 
2009-06-26 12:21:00 AM
chimp_ninja: It might explain the sudden onset of Suck, especially in April. You sure it's an isolated incident, guy with shiats thast month?

Actually, he's probably STOPPED smoking it since the WBC, if anything.
 
2009-06-26 12:23:11 AM
Big freakin deal. It's not performance enhancing.
 
2009-06-26 12:24:25 AM
puffy999: chimp_ninja: It might explain the sudden onset of Suck, especially in April. You sure it's an isolated incident, guy with shiats thast month?

Actually, he's probably STOPPED smoking it since the WBC, if anything.


May: .278/.376/.354
June: .250/.338/.589

He's doing fine.
 
2009-06-26 12:30:44 AM
FTFA: "While I fully acknowledge my inappropriate behavior, I want to assure my fans and my family that this was an isolated incident," Soto said in a statement released by the Cubs. "I do not say this to minimize or deflect from my conduct and I fully understand the ramifications of my actions. I have and will accept any and all consequences.

"I am fully dedicated to the game of baseball and my teammates, and I apologize for any distraction and embarrassment this may cause them."


Yeah, I'm sure he wrote that.

/legalize it
 
2009-06-26 12:44:52 AM
srhp29: Why do they bother testing for that at all? What a waste of money. It is surely not a performance enhancer.

Testing for marijuana is a waste of any corporate funds.


As long as it's illegal, they have to test for it.
 
2009-06-26 12:49:44 AM
Cubs. Stoned. Book it. Done.
 
2009-06-26 01:13:58 AM
srhp29: Why do they bother testing for that at all? What a waste of money. It is surely not a performance enhancer.

Testing for marijuana is a waste of any corporate funds.

As long as it's illegal, they have to test for it.


No the don't, plenty of companies dont test for marijuana. And why should they, lots of responsible and capable individuals smoke weed on occasion. Personally I find I am a in a lot more control after smoking a bowl then having a few glasses of whiskey.
 
2009-06-26 01:15:33 AM
See, spelling mistake made after consumption of Jim Beam not weed.

The = they
 
2009-06-26 01:39:57 AM
I'm confused a little here. Last year, it seems all we heard about was how awesome Soto was, how he was easily the best catcher in the NL (well, him and Russell Martin), but suddenly it's Yadi who's running away with the vote among catchers. Last year, it was Martin, McCann, and Soto representing the NL, but as of the most recent voting results (released 6/22), only McCann was in the top 5, immediately behind Molina. What gives?

/Go Cards!
 
2009-06-26 02:16:24 AM
bubbaprog: As long as it's illegal, they have to test for it.

Some places, yes. However, I don't believe MLB athletes need to follow DOT regulations.
 
2009-06-26 02:22:51 AM
I would imagine it would be hard to put up decent numbers if you had the shiats for an entire month.
 
2009-06-26 03:34:55 AM
Kenthehillwilliam: Playing baseball in Chicago would cause anyone to get stoned once or twice.

Both teams suck.
Go Go White Sox


...Sox just won a series with the team with the best record in baseball....the season isn't over yet.

Carlos Quentin is coming baaaack.
 
2009-06-26 07:29:51 AM
No wonder he got all fat over the off season.

/disappointed
 
2009-06-26 07:42:44 AM
srhp29: Testing for marijuana is a waste of any corporate funds.

Nothing is a waste of corporate funds, they just double the expense and pass it on to the consumer. If it weren't for you smelly hippies, we could all afford Superbowl tickets.
 
2009-06-26 09:07:04 AM
FTFA: I want to assure my fans and my family that this was an isolated incident

It's always an isolated incident, isn't it? The only people to ever get caught are the first time tokers. It's been YEARS since I touched the stuff, but if I remember my teen years correctly (which is a long shot) I recall that you don't even get high the first couple of times you smoke.
 
2009-06-26 10:36:28 AM
srhp29: Why do they bother testing for that at all? What a waste of money. It is surely not a performance enhancer.

Testing for marijuana is a waste of any corporate funds.


So it is ok so long as it doesnt give the user an unfair advantage? It is still illegal regardless of how silly the law might be, and there is a possibility of the guy going full Ricky Williams on you at some point. Additionally there are likely clauses written into the contract regarding illegal activities voiding the contract.

The guy needs to join a grass roots lobby group to petition to change the law instead of issue a retarded statement written by his agent.

For once id like to see someone take a stand to say they took roids for the fat moneycake that sluggers get, they smoke weed habitually and they havent started selling children into slavery or stealing to support their habit.

But that isnt going to happen honesty and personal responibility just dont exist.
 
2009-06-26 10:40:15 AM
madden101: What gives?

I'm really hoping that people have realized that Yadi is the best catcher in the NL now that he's hitting closer to .300 than .200.

To be honest, though, it's probably because the Cardinal fans are stuffing the ballot box for Yadi. Either way, I hope he gets the start in St. Louis next month.

/Go Cards!
 
2009-06-26 10:52:30 AM
aquigley: this is quality, subby. +191923491

Thanks! It's my first green light.
 
2009-06-26 11:14:57 AM
He's probably smoking the same stuff the voters were when they gave him the ROTY over Votto...
 
2009-06-26 11:15:59 AM
Outshined_One: May: .278/.376/.354
June: .250/.338/.589


dude, that .354 is NOT GOOD either.

Soto's probably killed the Cubs more than any one player other than Ramirez's injury.

STOP EATING, GEO.
 
2009-06-26 11:18:42 AM
herbwarrior: Personally I find I am a in a lot more control after smoking a bowl then having a few glasses of whiskey.

This guy, I like.

/t-minus 2 hours til preparation starts for the crosstown
 
2009-06-26 11:18:47 AM
aquigley: this is quality, subby. +191923491

I'm amazed at how close you were to providing my phone number in your post, aquigley.
 
2009-06-26 11:39:23 AM
Pujols: I'm really hoping that people have realized that Yadi is the best catcher in the NL now that he's hitting closer to .300 than .200.

He's a great defender, and controls the running game as well as anyone, but it's hard to make the case this year that his offense (.281/.348/.385) is close enough to Brian McCann (.324/.412/.538) or even Chris Iannetta (.237/.371/.511).

In terms of the overall picture, I'd take McCann over any of the Molinas.
 
2009-06-26 12:46:25 PM
aquigley: Soto's probably killed the Cubs more than any one player other than Ramirez's injury.

In my opinion, Milton Bradley and Soriano are killing us a lot more than Soto...especially lately, since Geo has found his stroke again. I'm still mystified at the fact that Soriano has been in the league for like 8 years and still doesn't know what a slider is.
 
2009-06-26 12:50:45 PM
Henceforth he shall be Geovany So-toked.
 
2009-06-26 01:35:30 PM
markyp09: In my opinion, Milton Bradley and Soriano are killing us a lot more than Soto...especially lately, since Geo has found his stroke again. I'm still mystified at the fact that Soriano has been in the league for like 8 years and still doesn't know what a slider is.

Aaron Miles gave the Cubs 131 PA of utter garbage-- he's being outhit by Carlos Zambrano and Rich Harden. Mike Fontenot is Soriano without the power this year. Theriot has been his usual meh self at the plate, and he hasn't shown much change from being a below average defensive SS last year. No one knows when Aramis Ramirez will be back at full strength. Micah Hoffpauir and Reed Johnson are basically placeholders.

The Cubs' offensive funk goes a lot deeper than their highly-paid stars. Not a lot of depth there to fall back on.
 
2009-06-26 02:42:46 PM
Clonod: Henceforth he shall be Geovany So-toked.

I lol'd.
 
2009-06-26 03:20:11 PM
chimp_ninja: markyp09: In my opinion, Milton Bradley and Soriano are killing us a lot more than Soto...especially lately, since Geo has found his stroke again. I'm still mystified at the fact that Soriano has been in the league for like 8 years and still doesn't know what a slider is.

Aaron Miles gave the Cubs 131 PA of utter garbage-- he's being outhit by Carlos Zambrano and Rich Harden. Mike Fontenot is Soriano without the power this year. Theriot has been his usual meh self at the plate, and he hasn't shown much change from being a below average defensive SS last year. No one knows when Aramis Ramirez will be back at full strength. Micah Hoffpauir and Reed Johnson are basically placeholders.

The Cubs' offensive funk goes a lot deeper than their highly-paid stars. Not a lot of depth there to fall back on.


This.

It certainly was a bizarre offseason. The Cubs had holes -- SS, CF, RF, and of course a bullpen always needs freshening.

So...they jettison Mark DeRosa for, well, no reason at all (they got essentially nothing in return), believing somehow that Mike Fontenot would be a suitable full-time replacement. They gambled on Milton Bradley and shifted Fukudome to center; I actually approved of that gamble, though it certainly hasn't worked out. Then Jim Hendry did his usual job of collecting crap-hitting middle infielders (seriously, it's like a fetish or something with him).

They also still seem blind to Derrek Lee's decline and oddly convinced that Theriot's BABIP of .340 from last year would be sustainable.

Few would've predicted Soto's early struggles, or Soriano's falloff (his OPS is down 116 points from last year). But the utter lack of hitting depth was obvious to everyone except the team's front office, apparently.
 
2009-06-26 06:52:28 PM
SOTO LISTENED TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
 
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