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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Busted! Reds reported after smoking victory cigars in clubhouse

Last of the small time C.G.B. Spender’s!

Impressionable utes weren’t the only ones watching when Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini passed out victory cigars and then lit up after his team clinched the NL Central title at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

Also watching at home on television were at least five whistle blowers who noted that the Reds were violating Ohio’s indoor smoking ban. They called Cincinnati’s health department to report the team and now the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the club is under investigation.

In case you’re wondering, the answer is yes — I’m extremely sorry to report that there are people living among us who would actually do this.

Look, my non-smoker self enjoys big gulps of clean indoor air as much as anybody. I can’t, however, imagine what kind of situational misery would make someone watch a one-time free-for-all scene where alcohol is freely being sprayed into the eyes of others and decide that he or she needs to tattle on a few puffs from a stogie at a place they’re not even at.

Repoz Posted: September 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bhaakon Posted: September 30, 2010 at 10:42 PM (#3652318)
Were they Cuban?
   2. Steve Phillips' Hot Cougar (DrStankus) Posted: September 30, 2010 at 10:44 PM (#3652321)
Were any of them underage Canadian women's hockey team members?
   3. Gamingboy Posted: September 30, 2010 at 11:08 PM (#3652333)
no. 1 beat me to it, but I had this image in my head of Chapman handing out cigars.
   4. phredbird Posted: September 30, 2010 at 11:13 PM (#3652335)
what kind of situational misery would make someone ... tattle on a few puffs from a stogie


BWAHAHAHAHAHA ... my work here is done!!!

all kidding aside, this is kind of silly.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 30, 2010 at 11:16 PM (#3652338)
Ryan Howard was seen with a big stogie in the locker room, but AFAIK, no one busted him.
   6. Esoteric Posted: September 30, 2010 at 11:18 PM (#3652341)
Tip of the cap to the obscure X-Files/CSM reference.
   7. Fourth True Outcome Posted: September 30, 2010 at 11:33 PM (#3652346)
One hopes the Cincy health department has the authority to take their children away...
   8. Bob Tufts Posted: September 30, 2010 at 11:36 PM (#3652347)
If they had clinched while in Colorado, they could have stayed in the humidor and smoked the cigars.
   9. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: September 30, 2010 at 11:39 PM (#3652349)
Now the Reds' T-Zones are in unfairly enhanced condition.
   10. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: October 01, 2010 at 01:07 AM (#3652393)
They should have their lungs taken away.
   11. Rich Rifkin Posted: October 01, 2010 at 01:21 AM (#3652403)
In case you’re wondering, the answer is yes — I’m extremely sorry to report that there are people living among us who would actually do this.

Damn libetarians!
   12. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 01, 2010 at 01:25 AM (#3652406)
I can’t, however, imagine what kind of situational misery would make someone...tattle on a few puffs from a stogie at a place they’re not even at.


Only one man could be this petty: Tony La Russa!
   13. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 01, 2010 at 01:27 AM (#3652407)
I'm going to start reading the Koran. The terrorists have already won.
   14. McCoy Posted: October 01, 2010 at 03:01 AM (#3652465)
andy did it.
   15. The District Attorney Posted: October 01, 2010 at 06:17 AM (#3652513)
Did you say "utes"?

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