Soto smokes the ganja

Geovany Soto is banned for two years of international baseball competition for testing positive for marijuana during the WBC.

Before speaking with reporters after the Cubs' 6-5 loss at Detroit, Soto released a statement saying he was "embarrassed by my lapse in judgment" in riding the canni-bus.

"While I full acknowledge my inappropriate behavior, I want to assure my fans and my family that this was an isolated incident," Soto added.

Soto then downed an entire family size bag of Fritos. (OK, we can't confirm that last part.)

News flash: no one cares. The WBC is bullshit and the next one is four years away.


The 'Bright' One said...

How is not playing in the WBC considered a punishment?

David "MVP" Eckstein said...

What punishment. The next Olympics is 3 years out and the next WBC is 3.5 years out. A 2 ban from international baseball (esp with no MLB consequences) is a joke when no international baseball of significance (not that the Olympics or WBC count as significant exhibitions) takes place over the course of the suspension.

Obviously, weed-usage isn't the biggest deal in the world, but if you are going to penalize someone for something, actually penalize them. Imagine if MLB gave Manny a 100 DAY suspension from baseball starting November 10.