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Friday, July 04, 2014

Loophole offers potential path for some minor league players to smoke way onto major league rosters - Yahoo Sports

Inside a minor league clubhouse this year, a player who had tested positive for marijuana a second time informed teammates of the 50-game suspension he would serve because of it. The player wasn’t concerned, according to a witness. He didn’t plan on curtailing his marijuana use, either.

“I’ll just smoke my way onto the 40-man,” he said.

In the annals of drug use, this might be a first: an employee trying to get a promotion by getting high.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2014 at 09:11 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: drug testing, drug use, rules

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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: July 04, 2014 at 12:19 PM (#4743201)
They should drink instead, never affected Doug Hopkins career. Well, he did get one suspension.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 04, 2014 at 02:06 PM (#4743322)
“I’ll just smoke my way onto the 40-man,” he said.

Is that even legal?
   3. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: July 04, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4743350)
40-man and a blunt. That's all I need.
   4. Obo Posted: July 04, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4743351)
Just be sure to smoke 'em inside. Do that consistently and you'll end up on a major league roster.
   5. bobm Posted: July 04, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4743515)
Is this why run-scoring is back down to 1960s levels?

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