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    I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....


    Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto said he has been informed by the International Baseball Federation that he tested positive for marijuana at the World Baseball Classic.



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    "While I fully acknowledge my inappropriate behavior, I want to assure my fans and my family that this was an isolated incident," Soto said in a statement released by the Cubs. "I do not say this to minimize or deflect from my conduct and I fully understand the ramifications of my actions. I have and will accept any and all consequences.


    "I am fully dedicated to the game of baseball and my teammates, and I apologize for any distraction and embarrassment this may cause them."


    The Cubs released a statement while playing the Tigers in Detroit.


    "Geovany assured the organization this was an isolated incident and a misstep in judgment that will not be repeated," the statement read. "Though surprised and disappointed, the club supports Geovany as he takes responsibility for his actions and accepts the consequences."

    Soto, who is the reigning National League rookie of the year, played for Puerto Rico in the WBC.
    I fully expected the Cubs to not reach their potential...them being the Cubs of course...but I certainly never predicted this kind of team-wide implosion.
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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    "Isolated incident." There's my bellylaugh for the day!

    It was just that one time, amazingly experimenting while on the world stage. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
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    Why do they test for marijuana at the WBC?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Why do they test for marijuana at the WBC?
    To see if anyone's been smoking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    To see if anyone's been smoking it.
    What does it have to do with baseball?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Why do they test for marijuana at the WBC?
    I imagine it was a "drug test," of which marijuana is probably one of the drugs tested for. Last I checked, it is an illegal drug.

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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    What does it have to do with baseball?
    Marijuana or the Cubs? Either way, good question.
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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    What does it have to do with baseball?
    You ever tried to hit a baseball... ... ... ... ... on weed???

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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    What does it have to do with baseball?
    It's an illegal activity. Rather, I would ask "why don't athletes that fail a drug test for an illegal substance get arrested?"

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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    It's an illegal activity. Rather, I would ask "why don't athletes that fail a drug test for an illegal substance get arrested?"
    Why should athletes be treated differently then the private citizenry. If you test positive at work, for those that have a testing program, you don't get arrested. You can lose your job in most cases, or face disciplinary action; but you aren't arrested. And a lot of employers also have assistance programs to even help employees with such "problems" so they can retain (save) their job.

    And maybe he didn't inhale.

    I think the bigger problem would be trying to concentrate and catch the ball with the colored trails coming off the ball and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida playing in your head. :

    An OFer drops the ball and stands there going.... "OH Woow Man!
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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Why perform the tests?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Why should athletes be trated differently then the private citizenry. If you test positive at work, for those that have a testing program, you don't get arrested. You can lose your job in most cases, but you aren't arrested. And a lot of employers also have assistance programs to even help employees with such "problems" so they can retain (save) their job.

    Yeah - smoking grass is illegal; but as long as he didn't inhale what's the problem? :
    Hey, you win I was wondering who would give that answer, which leads me to ask why employees don't get arrested for failing a drug test for illegal drugs?

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    I'm just full of questions today!
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: I consider all bad news for the Cubs to be newsworthy....

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Why perform the tests?
    Maybe you should make a statement of your position instead of playing twenty questions.


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