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  • Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton suspended 50 games for marijuana

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...for-marijuana/

    Same penalty as PED's. No cheating benefits that I can think of.

    Research suggests that marijuana is equally or less harmful than alcohol, yet beer sponsors are a key revenue path for the MLB.
    Chop! Chop! Chop!

  • #2
    Why wasn't Lincecum suspended? Didn't he test positive for weed?
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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    • #3
      I thought players only got suspended for steroids.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
        Why wasn't Lincecum suspended? Didn't he test positive for weed?
        "Singleton is not on the Astros’ 40-man roster. Had he been, he would not be suspended because baseball does not test guys on the 40-man roster for marijuana."
        "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
          I thought players only got suspended for steroids.
          You get automatic suspension for Roids. Other types of drugs can cuase a suspension after a second offense - much like what happened to Carlos Ruiz.
          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
            Why wasn't Lincecum suspended? Didn't he test positive for weed?
            Good question.
            Chop! Chop! Chop!

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            • #7
              IIRC, Lincecum didn't fail any type of test. He got hit by the cops.
              "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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              • #8
                This was Singleton's second offense at a failed test per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Another moron.
                "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                  This was Singleton's second offense at a failed test per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Another moron.
                  its amazing how some people throw talent away

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                    IIRC, Lincecum didn't fail any type of test. He got hit by the cops.
                    Plus, players on the 40 man roster aren't tested for marijuana.
                    RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
                      Research suggests that marijuana is equally or less harmful than alcohol, yet beer sponsors are a key revenue path for the MLB.
                      Makes alot of sense, doesnt it? (please read in my sarcastic voice)

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                      • #12
                        half of my former rec team smoked even before games. From my observations I cannot confirm that it enhances performance.
                        I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                          IIRC, Lincecum didn't fail any type of test. He got hit by the cops.
                          Yes but if he got caught in the offseason with some PED's, what would baseball have done?
                          Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                            Yes but if he got caught in the offseason with some PED's, what would baseball have done?
                            Depends, I guess. If you're saying he got caught by the police during the offseason with PEDs, it's a criminal offense and Lincecum would have to deal with that. Baseball may have tacked on a suspension, but I doubt it.

                            If you're saying he got caught by failing a test for PEDs, then he'd go thru the process. If he wins his appeal, we don't hear about it. If he loses, he gets a 50-game suspension.
                            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dominik View Post
                              half of my former rec team smoked even before games. From my observations I cannot confirm that it enhances performance.
                              Baseball + weed is a more common combination than people think.
                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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