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James Loney was arrested last month

Dec 8, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

James Loney AP

Here’s a palate-cleanser from the hot stove league:  TMZ reports that James Loney was arrested last month after crashing his Maserati into three cars and spitting at a police officer.

In other news, people have paid James Loney enough money to play baseball over the years that he can afford a Maserati. That’s fair.

According to the story, Loney was arrested on November 14 after hitting a Toyota, Mercedes and a Mini. When officers arrived on the scene of the crash, Loney was handcuffed and taken to a hospital for breathalyzer and blood tests, which came back negative for drugs and alcohol. He was not charged with a crime.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers have until December 12 to decide whether to tender him a contract for next season. And Ned Colletti thinks that Loney is gonna hit a lot of home runs.  All kinds of crazy stuff happening with him.

  1. pjmitch - Dec 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    What is Colletti’s defintion of “a lot”? 5? 6?

  2. Matt - Dec 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    James Loney was arrested last month…but no one cared enough about him to notice until now.

  3. randygnyc - Dec 8, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    And became so violent and uncontrollable during his incarceration that he needed to be placed in a constraining chair and injected with a sedative.

  4. kiwicricket - Dec 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    A Maserati crashing into a Toyota, Mercedes and a Mini. Variety is the spice of life!

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:35 AM

      That was his biggest hit of the year!

  5. cur68 - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Loney already started hitting I see.

  6. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    So…he spat at the police officer not as a slobbery drunk, but with complete sobriety? Who does he think he is, Tony Montana?

  7. djpostl - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Yup, most disheartening part about this whole piece is that a heartless scrub who has done nothing in baseball worth mentioning can afford that car =(

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 8, 2011 at 11:43 AM

      The league minimum is the President of the United States’ salary.

  8. skipp504 - Dec 8, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Sure I wish he hit 25 HR a year but the guy has an .288 career BA, 13 Hr, 80+ RBI avg. How many teams could use that production?

    • drmonkeyarmy - Dec 8, 2011 at 12:38 PM

      Well, over the past 4 seasons he has averaged a WAR of around 1. So, virtually no other team could use the production of James Loney. Wait, maybe some AAA team out there.

      • skipp504 - Dec 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM

        Where are you getting your info from? Go to fangraphs, select 1B, then multiple seasons 2008-2011 and tell me where he ranks.

  9. cup0pizza - Dec 8, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Spitting at he cops is the first good thing Loney has ever done.

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