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Baseball Idiot of the Week


Really?  Photo presumably Cleveland Police department via

Really? Photo presumably Cleveland Police department via

I thought this story was interesting.

Indians closer Chris Perez pled no-contest to a charge of mailing his dog 9 ounces of marijuana.  That’s right; his DOG.  That was really clever; no way anyone was gonna figure that one out.

His punishment?  A measly $250 and a year’s probation.

I think you get fined more if you cheat the HOV lanes on the Dulles Toll Road.

Frankly I think he should have gotten more punishment just for the stupidity of his actions.

Oh, by the way, Perez makes $7.3 MILLION dollars this year.  7.3M.  You think maybe perhaps he could have just paid whoever mailed him his weed to just drive the stuff up to him, making that kind of coin?

Now here’s a question: where’s Perez’s PED suspension??  Marijuana is clearly stated as a “Drug of Abuse” in section 2.A of the Joint Drug Abuse agreement, whose language says that players shall be “prohibited from using, possessing …” the drug.  Clearly Perez was caught possessing a rather large amount of the drug; whether or not he ever tested positive for it isn’t he warranted a suspension?  Or could legally everyone just claim it was all his wife’s idea?  Maybe so, but it was Perez who pled it out and seemingly should face the music from Bud Selig.



Written by Todd Boss

September 4th, 2013 at 8:02 am

3 Responses to 'Baseball Idiot of the Week'

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  1. Todd, this doesn’t even come close to being as entertaining as your story of Derek Jeter getting his one night stands mixed up.

    Mark L

    4 Sep 13 at 10:04 am

  2. Ha. That was funny (the Jeter comment).

    There was another great comment in Schoenfield’s chat yesterday:

    What was your take on the Rays terrible person line up this weekend? It had Josh Lueke (sex offender), Yunel Escobar (Homophobe), Luke Scott (paranoid racist and birther), plus Delmon (drunken anti semite)?
    David Schoenfield (1:07 PM)

    Market inefficiency!

    Todd Boss

    4 Sep 13 at 10:33 am

  3. Dude needs to demanad a trade to the Rockies or Mariners so he can just toke it up legally. As far as MaryJane being a PED, I think Perez’s opponents would be happy to have him out there pitching while high (though it might slow the game down a tad and require copius munchies in the bullpen), just so long as he doesn’t pull a Doc Ellis. A no hitter while spaced out on acid? That’s a true HOF moment right there!


    4 Sep 13 at 11:24 am

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