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Friday, November 06, 2009
Deep Thoughts: Tim Lincecum EditionI'm sure you've all seen this by now:
An officer approached Lincecum's 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana as the pitcher rolled down his window. Schatzel said Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe from the car's center console.
Lincecum pitched a two-hit shutout last June 29th, but this was his first career one-hitter.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 7:23am
Dr Paisley said...
Posted 11/06 at 09:57 AM
(Not That) Tom said...
Tim Lincecum Facts:
1. Tim Lincecum only smokes pot to give baseball a fair chance.
2. Tim Lincecum would have more facts but, like, he doesn’t feel like doing it right now, man.
Posted 11/06 at 10:11 AM
I know I’m not the first one to make this joke, but…
(I guess Timmy got the message…)
Posted 11/06 at 10:12 AM
Pete Toms said...
A stoned driver exceeding the speed limit?
Posted 11/06 at 10:23 AM
Thought the same, thing Pete. Normally a stoned driver has trouble maintaining speed. So I’ve heard…
Posted 11/06 at 10:28 AM
In listing the charges that Lincecum would face, why isn’t Driving Under the Influence of Drugs listed? I hate to come to the comment thread here without a joke (I promise, I’ll bring two next time), but I actually take that sort of thing pretty seriously.
Posted 11/06 at 11:06 AM
Did they confiscate the bag of Cheetos as evidence as well?
Posted 11/06 at 11:12 AM
Connecticut Mike said...
Was anyone else amazed that the speed limit on I-5 was only 60 in that particular town? Isn’t 5 pretty much the biggest highway on the west coast? I’d be pissed if I got pulled over for going 74 on the highway.
Posted 11/06 at 11:36 AM
here’s what I was thinking:
Motorcycle Cop: Tell me, Sir, do you have any idea how fast you were going?
Posted 11/06 at 11:37 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Drew: I can’t remember where I read it, but I did read last night that the officer made a point of saying (or notating) that there was no evidence of impairment in terms of his driving or any obvious level of intoxication. So while I think such a charge is usually on the table in these situations, it has already been ruled out based on the facts on the ground.
Posted 11/06 at 11:40 AM
Not to spoil your joke, but it does say “pipe,” which I would interpret as your standard hash pipe. If he really were smoking from a one-hitter, wouldn’t the cop would confiscate the dugout and not just the pipe? Then again, it’s Washington so maybe the cops are more charitable.
Posted 11/06 at 12:20 PM
Haha nice. I knew little Timmy looked like a pothead. Plus he grew up in the Northwest, so there was about a 96% chance that he smokes pot. I give it another 5-10 years before the entire west coast (Cali, Oregon, Washington) makes pot 100% legal. It is already viewed by 99.9999% of people 35 and younger to be no worse than alcohol. (and lets get real people, alcohol is probably worse).
Posted 11/06 at 12:58 PM
Cop: Are you okay?
Does this give new meaning to high five?
Does Jose Canseco now come out and say that not only has he smoked with Linceum, but he’s his dealer and also dealt LSD to Dock Ellis in 72?
What irritates me is that The Yankees and their big payroll get another advantage and skip through the DUI checkpoint yesterday while the Giants can’t help Lincecum at all. BASEBALL NEEDS A SALARY CAP! MARK MY WORDS!
Posted 11/06 at 01:06 PM
Posted 11/06 at 02:29 PM
He’s referring to after the Game 6 Series win. It’s been noted that several of the Yankees passed through a DUI checkpoint without anyone batting an eye after the champagne-soaked celebration.
Posted 11/06 at 03:03 PM
Hmmm. I have this friend who likes to, um, smoke pot. But he tells me that he’s never done it while driving down the street. It’s as dangerous as being drunk, he thinks. Yet I seem to hear about this more and more these days. Isn’t a little concerning that he was actually smoking while driving?
Was my friend away stoned somewhere when they sent out the memo that stoned driving is safe?
Posted 11/06 at 03:05 PM
Brian: It seems that Lincecum was not actually stoned at the time, but was pulled over for speeding and happened to have paraphernalia in his car. Perhaps he had not smoked, perhaps the effects had worn off.
In any case, driving while stoned is absolutely not safe. I’ve met people who claim that it is, and that’s just bunk. It’s probably not as unsafe as driving drunk, but it’s still pretty bad.
Posted 11/06 at 03:30 PM
Pete Toms said...
Didn’t the reports say the cop smelled pot when he appraoched Lincecum’s car? If his car wreaked of pot I have to assume he was buzzed while driving.
@smsetnor - cops in all 30 MLB cities would behave the same as the cops in NYC, goin easy on the drunk World Series winners. Not arguing that is right or condonable (is that a word?) but jocks have been getting preferential treatment for a LONG time.
And we can argue another day, but cap leagues are inferior. (The NFL is gonna abandon the cap)
Posted 11/06 at 03:44 PM
Pete Toms said...
BTW, you don’t have your stash and your pipe in the front seat unless you are smokin and drivin.
Is he gonna get suspended? If he does, what a farce.
Posted 11/06 at 03:47 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
He won’t be suspended. I can’t find it now, but there’s a rule in the CBA which basically says that if you’re busted fot pot and not subject to jail time or are eligible for diversion or just get a ticket or whatever, you’re not subject to suspension. I don’t know that there’s any punishment here.
Posted 11/06 at 03:54 PM