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Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez arrested for DUI

Apr 2, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT


Can’t seem to go a week without one of these things. From Carroll Rogers of the AJC:

Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez was arrested early Monday morning in Gwinnett County on charges of DUI, according to Gwinnett County jail records. Martinez’s blood alcohol registered more than the legal limit of .10, according to documents. He was also charged with improper lane change and impeding the flow of traffic. Martinez was booked into the Gwinnett County jail at 4:24 a.m.

I don’t presume someone as near-anonymous as Cristhian Martinez will represent some kind of tipping point, but one would think that Major League Baseball would have to say something about these things by now. Most teams have done a pretty decent job, I understand, of making car services available for their players, but eventually you’d like that the league would make some sort of public acknowledgement that alcohol-related incidents involving players are getting out of hand.

  1. ptfu - Apr 2, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Sigh. Yet another player trying to qualify for the Darwin Awards. At least nobody else was hurt this time.

  2. kvschnitz - Apr 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM


    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      scum? A little overboard there Schnitz?

      • kvschnitz - Apr 2, 2012 at 4:43 PM

        Just terrible what is going on. MLB has to implement some sort of discipline so it’s not like the laughable NFL.

  3. aceshigh11 - Apr 2, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    What the hell is with these guys?

    • The Baseball Idiot - Apr 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

      Well, when I make the complaint that these guys are overpaid, pampered, juveniles, with no sense of what the real world is all about, everyone insults me and tells me I don’t know what I’m talking about. (as will happen shortly)

      When these guys act like overpaid, pampered, juveniles, with no sense of what the real world is all about, other people then ask why they do that.

      A better question would be: what the hell is with the people who don’t make the connection, and why do they continue to act incredulous when it happens?

  4. bravojawja - Apr 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    A car service is a good idea. It’s not like you can catch a cab up in Gwinnett County.

  5. buffalomafia - Apr 2, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    Who cares about this chump! Get a new third baseman! What ate Braves waitng for? Try to get David Wright?!

    Ate there any Braves fans who agree? Atlanta can’t play with broken down Chipper all year? Even though he is first ballot HOF!

    • cltjump - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

      Holy crap, you must be a Mets fan desperately trying to rid yourself of that guy.

  6. cltjump - Apr 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    *I* just wanna know if El Bravo is gonna make a homer exception from the douchenozzle list.

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