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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cannabis Culture: Baseball Is Perfect For Puffing Pot

Duuude, let’s hook up at the McKinney Parking Lot.

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Dodgers slugger Juan Uribe’s career milestone of three homers in one game was overlooked by a mysterious marijuana hat. Uribe was holding court with the LA press about his amazing game, but it wasn’t until the news clips aired that people (not sports writer) spotted a weed leaf hat in his locker.

None of LA finest sports reporters bothered to question the choice of headgear because they were too focused on their story of Uribe’s three homer game. Sports reporters (who aren’t the most talented in the newsroom) thought they knew what the story was, a three homer game, but now there’s questions regarding Uribe’s hat.

Did a teammate plant it in his locker or is Uribe on team green and the Magic Johnson owned LA Dodgers?

...Fascinatingly, the farthest point from home plate to deep centre field at the stadium the Dodger’s play at is 420ft. Is this some kind of cannabis coincidence? No, there are several stadiums in baseball with the legendary 420 displayed in their outfields, Detroit Tigers Comerica Park, Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox stadium have 420 listed on their outfield walls too. Fenway Park where the Red Sox play also has a “Green Monster.” I think it’s time to move Toronto’s Skydome (I refuse to call it the Roger’s Centre) walls back to 420ft mark. During one game I went five innings straight before an usher asked me very politely to not vaporizer during the game. I was amiable because a small cloud of cannabis smoke was languishing in the air.

With plenty of baseball players testing positive for all kinds of weird hormone enhancing drugs, which has put a black mark on their game not the game, it’s great to see a pot leaf in a locker room. Marijuana is a performance enhancing drug when used correctly, but it’s not going to end an early death.

Repoz Posted: September 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jim Wisinski Posted: September 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM (#4541453)
I'm not sure what's dumber, this guy making a huge deal out of Uribe's hat and the fact that some outfield dimensions are 420 feet or the fact that he referred to Uribe as a slugger.
   2. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM (#4541459)
Wow, this guy is a ####### moron.
   3. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: September 14, 2013 at 02:40 PM (#4541536)
I was barely able to finish this excerpt. The magic johnson non sequitor really threw me.
   4. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: September 14, 2013 at 02:47 PM (#4541541)
This article brought to you by Bake McBride.
   5. Karl from NY Posted: September 14, 2013 at 03:45 PM (#4541580)
And just in the first sentence, a three-homer game isn't something that would be defined as a "career milestone", and "overshadowed" is the word he wanted rather than "overlooked".

Do note that the source isn't a sports writer or site. It's a marijuana magazine.
   6. puck Posted: September 14, 2013 at 03:50 PM (#4541581)
...Fascinatingly, the farthest point from home plate to deep centre field at the stadium the Dodger’s play at is 420ft. Is this some kind of cannabis coincidence?


OTOH, the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids of MLS had a game on 4/20 this year.
   7. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: September 14, 2013 at 03:53 PM (#4541584)
It's 420 feet to CF at Dodger Stadium? Don't think so.
   8. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 14, 2013 at 04:02 PM (#4541586)
I'll just say it. I don't care if Uribe is using marijuana or not. If it helps him relax or whatever and play better I'm all for it. It's not tested for under the CBA (though it is in the minors), so whatever.
   9. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: September 14, 2013 at 04:04 PM (#4541588)
BUT IT'S A CRIME!!!!!!!

Unless he got a medical card, of course.
   10. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 14, 2013 at 04:29 PM (#4541600)
Not a shot on post 9, as that was a funny post, not a serious one. But I just want to say it really annoys me how society totally puts down marijuana. Caffeine and especially nicotine are physically addictive and alcohol makes people more likely to commit violent crimes. And additionally, nicotine and alcohol both have more long term health effects than marijuana, but we've deemed those a-ok.

What especially upsets me are the Democrats who use the "a woman should have the right to do what she wants with her own body" line to justify abortion. And yet, when it comes to marijuana use, which actually is a personal decision of what one wants to do with their own body, they're completely against it. So their logic is that everyone should have the right to do what they want with their body, except you know, subject it to the presence of cannabis. Because that plant is somehow inherently evil or something.

And for the record, I have never used and would never use marijuana if it were legal. I just believe that people should be able to make their own choices as long as they aren't hurting anyone else (hard drugs are a tougher issue since it can put the burden on society to have to deal with people with physical addictions). And the war on drugs has been a big money sink, when the government could instead be making money on taxes. I also believe that the war on drugs is really just a cover for institutionalized racism, but that's a whole other topic in itself.
   11. puck Posted: September 14, 2013 at 04:49 PM (#4541617)
Isn't there a thread for stupid political statements?
   12. Jim Wisinski Posted: September 14, 2013 at 05:50 PM (#4541656)
Sports reporters (who aren’t the most talented in the newsroom)


If sports reporters are in the lower echelon of talent among their profession just how far down past them do you have to go before you reach "guys who write dumb stories for weed magazines"?
   13. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: September 14, 2013 at 06:18 PM (#4541666)
First Andro, now a pot leaf hat?! What could possibly be next?
   14. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 14, 2013 at 07:23 PM (#4541707)
If sports reporters are in the lower echelon of talent among their profession just how far down past them do you have to go before you reach "guys who write dumb stories for weed magazines"?

Still slotted ahead of Plaschke and Simers locally.
   15. TerpNats Posted: September 14, 2013 at 07:56 PM (#4541732)
In New York or Philadelphia or Cincinnati, you enjoy baseball with a beer. In Seattle or Denver, you'll now enjoy baseball with a bong.
   16. Sebastian Posted: September 14, 2013 at 09:31 PM (#4541776)
OTOH, the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids of MLS had a game on 4/20 this year.


On Hitler’s birthday? I’m not sure that is a good idea.
   17. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 14, 2013 at 09:42 PM (#4541780)
Reminds me of that SNL sketch with Jack Black where he worked as a reporter for High Times and made every story he covered a story about weed.
   18. Matt Garza smells it deep (Mr. Tapeworm) Posted: September 14, 2013 at 11:37 PM (#4541819)
Do note that the source isn't a sports writer or site. It's a marijuana magazine.


A magazine made of marijuana? Good news, everyone!
   19. Javy Joan Baez (chris h.) Posted: September 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM (#4542642)
Both #4 and #14 are terrific.
   20. Russ Posted: September 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM (#4542666)
The magic johnson non sequitor really threw me.


Especially because marijuana use tends to be negatively correlated with a Magic Johnson.
   21. Bruce Chen's Huge Panamanian Robot Posted: September 16, 2013 at 01:41 PM (#4542763)
I think non-fans and casual fans call pretty much every hitter a "slugger." They think that's what it means.
   22. BDC Posted: September 16, 2013 at 01:49 PM (#4542774)
Also, their one memory of Uribe is probably Game One of the 2010 World Series :(
   23. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: September 16, 2013 at 02:38 PM (#4542842)
Just going to put this out there..the dude who wrote this was stoned.. you come up with all sorts of dumb #### when you are high and this article is evidence of that. Oh, and as far as the sexual prowess thing when you are stoned, alcohol is a much stronger deterrent in that category... weed just makes you distracted but things still work..

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