Aug 20, 2012, 3:35 PM EST
Back in April, when Delmon Young received a seven game suspension for drunkenly walking around New York and yelling things at people, I was willing — perhaps naively — to believe that some of the suspension was for his public intoxication and that it meant that MLB was finally getting serious about alcohol-related incidents.
Unless I missed one, the Michael Pineda DUI arrest was the first alcohol-related incident involving a major leaguer since then. Let’s see if Major League Baseball does anything about this now. If it even gives a minor suspension to Pineda.
If it doesn’t, the guidelines remain like so:
- You get a five game suspension if you say things that are politically unpopular.
- You get a seven game suspension if you say things that are ethnically or religiously insensitive.
- You get a 50 game suspension if you take some drug with extra testosterone.
- You get no suspension whatsoever if you get behind the wheel of a car drunk and weave and swerve all over the damn place.
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