November 05, 2009
UPDATE: Drug possession charges against Lincecum have been dropped in "a standard deal" usually made for any "Joe Blow." The pitcher will pay a $250 fine for possession of a marijuana pipe and a $122 ticket for the speeding charge.
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Tim Lincecum was busted for pot? Of course Tim Lincecum was busted for pot. I mean, you hate to stereotype here, but we're talking about the guy who dresses like this, fantasizes about stockpiling Dinty Moore beef stew and is often compared to the kid in Dazed and Confused who Wooderson thinks would be a lot cooler if he did.
Here are the details from the AP:
"Washington State Patrol spokesman Steve Schatzel said Thursday that the 2008 Cy Young Award winner and former star at the University of Washington was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 5 about four miles north of the Oregon border on Oct. 30.
"An officer approached Lincecum's 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana. Schatzel says Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe.
"The amount measured was 3.3 grams. Schatzel says police consider that a small amount for personal use."
It doesn't sound like this will affect Lincecum's drive for a big contract too much — if anything, it'll only boost his status in most San Francisco neighborhoods — but you hate to hear that he had it so readily accessible while driving around.
You also hate to hear he's let down the parents of children who hang his poster on their walls. Timmy may be the Stew's favorite ballplayer for being such a counterculture force on the mound, but he's also a big role model for Little Leaguers out there, too.
For those of you who might be wondering, I've taken the liberty of doing some research and the answer is no — pitching 225 innings last season and trying to cope while watching San Francisco's woeful offense are not on the list of qualifying conditions for medicinal marijuana use in Washington.