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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
Connecticut Mike -
I went to school in the Northwest and drove from Portland to Seattle several times. Not only is the speed limit 60 for miles in either direction around the Olympia/Tacoma area, but there are highway patrol officers all over the place. I speak from experience - I got busted going 78 there once. They make up for the low speed limit by making speeding tickets relatively cheap - at the time (7 years ago) my 18 over was only like $95. I recently got one for 10 over in California for $168 (and that was my first one in 7 years).
Anyway, I know you were all interested in a primer on the highway patrol in the state of Washington.
Posted 11/06 at 06:43 PM
Alex K said...
Craig- I’m glad you could tease the one-hitter joke out. I had no doubt in your skill.
Posted 11/06 at 08:12 PM
I’m with Pete here… The cop smelled pot and I can tell you from personal experience, that stuff doesn’t burn itself. However, it’s just tough to prove that he was driving under the influence. All the cop could really do in that spot is issue a field sobriety test and pot most likely isn’t going to affect your balance or hand eye coordination enough to fail.
And lar, you might not have been the first one to that joke, but it’s never been more appropriate given the picture in the accompanying article.
Posted 11/06 at 08:15 PM
D Wrek said...
Lincecum is pound for pound one of the best athletes in MLB. Maybe pot aint so bad…
Posted 11/06 at 09:00 PM
Sorry guys, forgot to hit the sarcasm button before relating the salary cap to DUI/Pot arrests. I didn’t mean what I said about a salary cap. I always forget how sensitive you New Yorkers are. Especially you, AlexK.
Posted 11/06 at 10:46 PM
Craig, What you are looking for is The Joint Drug Agreement (heh heh, heh heh)
With no conviction he will get put in a treatment program and be subject to three tests over the course of the next year. If he fails any of those, things get a little less rosy. . .
Posted 11/07 at 03:31 AM