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Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto arrested Wednesday on marijuana possession charge


Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night in Grapevine on a marijuana possession charge.

Soto, 31, was pulled over for speeding around 10 p.m. in the 3500 block of Ira E. Woods Avenue, said Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling.

He has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under 2 ounces. Eberling said Soto was cooperative during the arrest.

Soto is free on a $500 bail. The Tarrant County district attorney’s office filed his charges Friday. Soto has not selected a defense attorney.

Texas Rangers officials declined to comment on the arrest.

“We are aware of the situation,” team spokesman John Blake said.

Soto has been recovering from knee surgery and remains on the team’s disabled list.

Maybe it was medicinal?

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 11, 2014 at 02:38 PM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:07 PM (#4748928)
Boston needs a catcher AND recently legalized possession of under 2 oz of marijuana. It's a match made in heaven.
   2. Meatwad Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:07 PM (#4748929)
Not surprised considering that he was busted for smoking it in the wbc drug tests years back.
   3. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4748938)
The tide is turning on these silly marijuana arrests.

Here's something from NYC:

Brooklyn DA says people caught with small amount of marijuana won't be prosecuted if they have no criminal record

District Attorney Kenneth Thompson released a statement Tuesday saying that those busted in Brooklyn with little or no criminal record for small amounts of marijuana will have their arrests dismissed before even seeing a judge.


   4. PreservedFish Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:22 PM (#4748948)
When I was younger I wondered if I'd be the type of parent that hid a little baggy of marijuana in his sock drawer to smoke while the kids were asleep. I have found out that no, I am not that type of parent. I never smoke the stuff anymore - maybe once a year if offered at a party.

However, if it were fully legal and easy to buy? I'm wondering what my smoking pattern would be. Every once in a while, why not?
   5. PASTE does not get put on waivers in August Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4748951)
My parents smoked it semiregularly throughout my childhood and, I presume, still do. I've never found any reason to believe it has any impact where parenting is concerned.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:38 PM (#4748976)
Oh, I didn't mean to say that it's a negative. I just wondered if I would still be into the drug enough to keep it as part of my life. The cessation of my pot use didn't happen after I became a parent, it happened years before that.
   7. Betts, Bogaerts, and D Price(GGC) Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:46 PM (#4748983)
The thought of my parents smoking pot cracks me up. My mom was born the same year as Bob Dylan (1941,) and my dad was born in 1937. But they are culturally older than that. My dad was a Sinatra guy and my mom was more into classical music. She does have a younger sister who attended Woodstock.
   8. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 11, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4748988)
Is that even illegal?
   9. PreservedFish Posted: July 11, 2014 at 05:07 PM (#4749026)
My mom was born the same year as Bob Dylan (1941,) and my dad was born in 1937. But they are culturally older than that.


My mother was in college around 1970 - one would think prime drug experimentation time. She, however, belong to a sorority which had such arcane rituals as a weekly gathering in which each sister stood in a circle and one-by-one performed some kind of silent ceremony to indicate if her boyfriend had given her his frat pledge pin or college ring to indicate that they were officially going steady. So, no, she wasn't smoking pot. She said that the 60s didn't reach Missouri until the late 70s.
   10. PASTE does not get put on waivers in August Posted: July 11, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4749031)
I think there are swaths of Missouri that the 60s still haven't reached.
   11. Steve Treder Posted: July 11, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4749033)
I recently read Henry Bushkin's memoir of his years working for Johnny Carson. In one of the more interesting anecdotes, Bushkin describes watching Mary Livingstone -- the widow of Jack Benny, at this point more than 75 years old -- pulling out and lighting up a fat doobie at an Academy Awards night party.
   12. gef the talking mongoose Posted: July 11, 2014 at 05:36 PM (#4749036)
y mother was in college around 1970 - one would think prime drug experimentation time. She, however, belong to a sorority which had such arcane rituals as a weekly gathering in which each sister stood in a circle and one-by-one performed some kind of silent ceremony to indicate if her boyfriend had given her his frat pledge pin or college ring to indicate that they were officially going steady.


That may be the goofiest thing I've ever heard in my ... well, no. strike that. Definitely the goofiest thing I've heard in quite a few weeks, though.

So, no, she wasn't smoking pot.


I dunno. Sounds like the whole sorority was on something a helluva lot stronger than cannabis. LSD, maybe.

(Of course, such absurdity might be SOP for sororities &/or fraternities, for all I know. Such things have always struck non-joiner-type me as incomprehensible, anyway.)
   13. Walt Davis Posted: July 11, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4749040)
In one of the more interesting anecdotes, Bushkin describes watching Mary Livingstone -- the widow of Jack Benny, at this point more than 75 years old -- pulling out and lighting up a fat doobie at an Academy Awards night party.

Louis Armstrong smoked throughout his life. And Reefer Madness was made in 1936. It ain't like the hippies invented the stuff.
   14. Srul Itza Posted: July 11, 2014 at 05:44 PM (#4749045)
I think there are swaths of Missouri that the 60s still haven't reached.


There are swaths of Missouri that the 60s never left.

The 1860s.
   15. alilisd Posted: July 11, 2014 at 07:11 PM (#4749091)
Boston? Soto will be a Rockie or a Mariner by 4:20.
   16. Steve Treder Posted: July 11, 2014 at 07:17 PM (#4749096)
Soto will be a Rockie or a Mariner by 4:20.

FTW
   17. Curse of the Andino Posted: July 11, 2014 at 08:04 PM (#4749118)
Louis Armstrong smoked throughout his life. And Reefer Madness was made in 1936. It ain't like the hippies invented the stuff.


Big part of the L.A. scene mentioned in Raymond Chandler novels--also from that period. Think I remember Perry Mason fighting the dread pot scourge as well.
   18. JRVJ Posted: July 11, 2014 at 08:40 PM (#4749142)
I have to believe that Pot became associated with Whites in the 60s, but 13 is right - a strong number of earlier cultural references to pot are of it being used by African - Americans.

Nowadays, I'm a little baffled when I hear of African-American pot users (i.e., Ron Washington, Singleton, etc.).
   19. RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen Posted: July 11, 2014 at 09:14 PM (#4749162)
Trade this man to Colorado...assuming they still have a franchise.
   20. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: July 11, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4749174)
I recently read Henry Bushkin's memoir of his years working for Johnny Carson. In one of the more interesting anecdotes, Bushkin describes watching Mary Livingstone -- the widow of Jack Benny, at this point more than 75 years old -- pulling out and lighting up a fat doobie at an Academy Awards night party.


This is great. It also doesn't surprise me. She's cousins of the Marx Brothers and I'm sure that I had read before that she had major social anxiety issues (which is why she was "ill" for the TV version of the show a lot) that smoking helped with.
   21. theboyqueen Posted: July 11, 2014 at 09:47 PM (#4749181)
Somehow it's shocking to me that there are places in the US where you could get arrested for possession of pot, but I guess that's true of the vast majority of the country?

I always thought Texas had some kind of libertarian streak though.

Nowadays, I'm a little baffled when I hear of African-American pot users (i.e., Ron Washington, Singleton, etc.).


I guess I could see this for meth but for pot? Really? Miles Davis? Jimi Hendrix? Bob Marley? Snoop? Wiz Khalifa? Kareem Abdul Jabbar? Barack Obama? Friday?

One of the many cool parallels between Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul Jabbar is that they are both notorious stoners.
   22. BDC Posted: July 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM (#4749239)
My parents were fairly straightlaced, but I can easily imagine my grandparents smoking reefer.
   23. RJ in TO Posted: July 12, 2014 at 01:06 AM (#4749306)
She's cousins of the Marx Brothers and I'm sure that I had read before that she had major social anxiety issues (which is why she was "ill" for the TV version of the show a lot) that smoking helped with.


You're right about her huge problems with stage fright, but she apparently wasn't actually related to the Marx Brothers.
   24. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: July 12, 2014 at 01:23 AM (#4749309)
I always read she was, in various biographies. I didn't realize she wasn't. I always understood she was at least raised by the family and carried their last name (Sadie Marx). She also met Jack through the Marx Family. Of course, all of that could easily be true and her still it actually be a relative of the family.
   25. base ball chick Posted: July 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM (#4749404)
theboyqueen Posted: July 11, 2014 at 09:47 PM (#4749181)

Somehow it's shocking to me that there are places in the US where you could get arrested for possession of pot, but I guess that's true of the vast majority of the country?

I always thought Texas had some kind of libertarian streak though.

- you must be kidding
it is the easiest way to get males with dark skin behind bars. here, you can get arrested for being in the CAR with someone who has pot, even if you just hitched a ride, your pee test is clean and you have none on you. once you get arrested, you're In The System, which will make it harder for you to get work, and get a job and that is how things are
   26. dlf Posted: July 12, 2014 at 12:52 PM (#4749410)
So I'll be in Colorado Springs for a conference beginning a week from tomorrow. I haven't regularly lit up in more than two decades. Any recommendations?
   27. McCoy Posted: July 12, 2014 at 01:44 PM (#4749428)
Get lit?
   28. gef the talking mongoose Posted: July 12, 2014 at 01:54 PM (#4749436)
always thought Texas had some kind of libertarian streak though.


Only in the sense that "libertarian" is too often a 5-syllable synonym for "fascist."
   29. dlf Posted: July 12, 2014 at 02:00 PM (#4749442)
Speaking of grass ... gef, I was in Montgomery last week and took in a Biscuits game. The field was in horrible shape with dead spots all over and sand visibly kicking up when players ran or a ball was hit on the ground. What happened to the legal stuff in Alabama?
   30. theboyqueen Posted: July 12, 2014 at 07:08 PM (#4749587)
here, you can get arrested for being in the CAR with someone who has pot, even if you just hitched a ride, your pee test is clean and you have none on you.


What the hell is the charge in this case?
   31. gef the talking mongoose Posted: July 12, 2014 at 07:57 PM (#4749599)
Speaking of grass ... gef, I was in Montgomery last week and took in a Biscuits game. The field was in horrible shape with dead spots all over and sand visibly kicking up when players ran or a ball was hit on the ground. What happened to the legal stuff in Alabama?


Good question. I'm tempted to say that they must be spraying Agent Orange or something similar out there, because as much as it's rained this summer I can't imagine dead grass being a problem. Hell, there are times my grass visibly could use a good mowing only 2 days after I've done so. Since you've lived here before, it'll be no revelation to you that except in cases of capital-D Drought, the place is basically a hothouse.

Otherwise, I can't remember the last time I took in a game there. I'm thinking the final home game of ... 2012? Shame on me.
   32. BDC Posted: July 12, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4749638)
What the hell is the charge in this case?

I believe it's called "constructive possession," IOW the dope is there and you could'a got at it.

I've heard exactly what BBC has, though IANAL either and the fear may be exaggerated if you're white & middle class. It's certainly a convenient way to criminalize minorities, as she notes.

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