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Mike Leake had $250 cash and credit cards with him when he stole those shirts

Apr 19, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

Leake mugshot

Which isn’t surprising or anything because need was not exactly on his mind when it all went down, but there you are.

Of more substance from the latest report is that Leake’s attorney is going to try to get him into the first-time offender diversion program that could result in his record being wiped clean.

He’s being screened for it now, but if he’s accepted, he’ll have to take a class (“You and cheap t-shirts; a Primer”); do community service (“Kids, don’t steal cheap t-shirts”) and go through counseling (“Mike, you weren’t angry at the t-shirts; you were angry at your father, weren’t you?”).

If he completes it all, his record will be expunged.

UPDATE:  According to Dusty Baker, Leake won’t miss his next scheduled start against Arizona on Thursday.

  1. clydeserra - Apr 19, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Like young Tim Lincecum, this is open to all comers, he will not be getting special treatment.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Apr 19, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    And to think, in the good old days it was panty raids that got the job done…….damn progressive society, kids reduced to t-shirt strealing from department stores.

    • stumblebum76 - Apr 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

      But, panty raids were so much more fun. And, infinitely more rewarding.

  3. yankeesfanlen - Apr 19, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    He will also have to buy Macy’s t-shirts for the rest of his life and have them shipped and charged to his MacyCard.

  4. pellypell - Apr 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    I’d be to embarrassed to buy 6 Ed Hardy tee shirts too.

    • banksatdixie - Apr 19, 2011 at 4:14 PM


      • Utley's Hair - Apr 19, 2011 at 5:02 PM

        That would just compound the embarrassment.

  5. Old Gator - Apr 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    You think they’ll get Buddusky and Mulhall to escort him to each counselling session? I can just sea Leake standing in that kitchen with the Nichiren Shoshu babe: “But you know what I really like about this uniform?”

  6. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Apr 19, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    He looks more like a shoplifting punk teenager than a MLB pitcher. I think he’s just trying to keep his image.

    • Old Gator - Apr 19, 2011 at 5:14 PM

      In the offseason, Mike Leake is a juvenile delinquent….

    • SmackSaw - Apr 19, 2011 at 6:11 PM

      What exactly does a “MLB pitcher” supposed to look like?

  7. paul621 - Apr 19, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    So, if your record is truly wiped clean, does that mean you can be a first-time offender multiple times?

  8. ttommytom - Apr 20, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Wealthiest kid in college did the same thing, all the time. 1st team All American pitcher too. It’s an illness. Some sort of odd competitiveness with a F/U attitude. Punk is a good word.

  9. chortlz - Apr 20, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    this is a thrill thing..the guy has the money

  10. kingkaufman - Apr 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Your record is never expunged in the court of public opinion.

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