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Old 08-21-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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This happens way too often

Yankees' Pineda busted for DUI in Tampa - NYPOST.com

Pineida made $500,000 this year. Call a f'n cab.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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I agree.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Red Sox minor leaguer Drake Britton got a DUI, was clocked at 111 miles per hour | HardballTalk

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he was clocked at 111 miles per hour in a 45 zone. Then he hopped a curb, went off the road, broke down a barbed wire fence and tried to drive into the woods.

In addition to threatening the lives of others and risking his own, Britton screwed himself royal. He was supposed to stay in big league camp for a few more appearances and was slated to be in the Triple-A rotation. Now he’s been optioned to Double-A Portland.
At least he didn't pop some pills in an effort to be a better baseball player. That would have gotten him suspended.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:34 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Well....he ain't playin' no more....

...but Mark Grace got popped here in the Valley of the Sun last year.

Fired from his gig as color commentator, at least the D-backs gave him a job in coaching.

Drunk driving...2nd offense. He got pulled over for expired plates.

Pleez....Mark.

Tell the young 'uns to not drink & drive, and keep your plates & insurance up to date.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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At least he didn't pop some pills in an effort to be a better baseball player. That would have gotten him suspended.
Well, immorality/illegality off the field should be handled by law enforcement officials. Cheating within the game or on the field should be handled by MLB officials.

If getting wasted and driving like a maniac gave Britton some unfair advantage as a player, then he should be suspended. If not, then jail time, fines and the suspension of his driver's license would serve nicely.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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Haven't thought about that very much, but I agree, it's happening more and more often. There's just not enough individual restraint here. It's no surprise that more folks are making news they'd wish they hadn't made.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Yovani Gallardo, pitcher for the Brewers , up next.

Blew a .22 BAC

Yovani Gallardo apologizes to Brewers fans after drunken driving arrest

Get an F'n cab you idiot
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: San José, CA
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For entertainment purposes, I like this thread. For moral reasons, I really like this thread.

Get a F'n cab, idiots.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Well, immorality/illegality off the field should be handled by law enforcement officials. Cheating within the game or on the field should be handled by MLB officials.

If getting wasted and driving like a maniac gave Britton some unfair advantage as a player, then he should be suspended. If not, then jail time, fines and the suspension of his driver's license would serve nicely.
Completely agree.

I do not care if a ballplayer gets in trouble over off-field activities, any more than I care if my tax accountant or Walmart greeter get arrested for DUI.

Ballplayers are celebrities and high-paid. I expect them to be primadonnas. People seek fame and fortune because they are closet primadonnas, and when they can afford to live like that, they do. Why are you acting surprised, and centering the focus of your life on them?

If I were cheered by thousands every night and had my picture on trading cards and had to hire an agent to handle my hundred million dollar contract, I'd probably date movie stars and drive fast cars and occasionally overindulge and push the limits, too.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Completely agree.

I do not care if a ballplayer gets in trouble over off-field activities, any more than I care if my tax accountant or Walmart greeter get arrested for DUI.

Ballplayers are celebrities and high-paid. I expect them to be primadonnas. People seek fame and fortune because they are closet primadonnas, and when they can afford to live like that, they do. Why are you acting surprised, and centering the focus of your life on them?

If I were cheered by thousands every night and had my picture on trading cards and had to hire an agent to handle my hundred million dollar contract, I'd probably date movie stars and drive fast cars and occasionally overindulge and push the limits, too.
That's all fine.

Risking the well-being of average Joe's like you and I, not fine.

Plenty of businesses have rules for conduct away for the business. Not a thing wrong, IMO, for MLB to put it's foot down when it comes to DUI.
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