Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Message to MLB Players- Call a Cab! (Part 2)




Since the turn of the calendar year from 2010 to 2011, 6 MLB players have been arrested for DUI. That's bullshit! The Mariners Adam Kennedy, Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, Austin Kearns of the Indians, the Oakland Athletics Coco Crisp, Derek Lowe of the Braves, and now Shin-Soo Choo of the Indians. C'mon fellas, seriously?!?!?!?!

Baseball-Reference.com lists their career earnings as follows: Kennedy- $19,427,500, Cabrera- $54,410,623, Kearns- $20,780,000, Crisp- $23,434,299, Lowe- $80,417,000, Choo- $1,271,800 (but got paid handsomely at $3.975M for this season). They have the money to do what the want, and one of those things should be hiring a f'n chauffeur, calling for a cab, or text a teammate to pick you up. Something, anything, but drive yourself while under the influence. I'm not pissed off that they drank to the point of inebriation, because that would be hypocritical of me. Nope, I'm pissed that they're stupid and selfish enough to put themselves and others in danger by operating a motor vehicle when it's simply not a necessity. Have we learned nothing from Nick Adenhart's tragic death or the saga of Jim Leyritz?

2 comments:

tamtam said...

Seriously, these guys make more money than I'll ever see in my life. They better not give the excuse at their DUI hearing that they couldn't afford to call a cab that night.

As for Cabrera, well, he's been bonkers for a while. Was just the latest in a string of incidents revealing his descent into the downward spiral of insanity.

tamtam said...

Er, that was supposed to say "His DUI was just the latest..."

I can't type :(