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Yovani Gallardo arrested for DUI

Apr 16, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Yovani Gallardo AP

Brewers’ right-hander/stupid, careless person Yovani Gallardo was arrested for DUI last night, reports Drew Olson of ESPN Wisconsin:

Gallardo, a 27-year-old right-hander, was driving westbound on Interstate 94 near Miller Park when he was pulled over at 2:10 a.m. for driving slowly and deviating lanes. McLaughlin said Gallardo failed a field sobriety test and later registered a blood-alcohol level of .22, nearly three times the legal limit in Wisconsin (.08).

Three times. No excuse.

And sadly, Gallardo will receive more derision and, potentially, more advere consequences due to his 6.61 ERA than he ever will for his .22 BAC.

  1. rocketsteadman - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Also sadly, he will probably not be suspended accordingly because alcohol isn’t a performance enhancing drug.Thankfully no one was hurt because of his stupidity.

  2. Ben - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Apparently DUIs are MLB’s Sword of Damocles?

  3. chill1184 - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Am I the only one who gets pissed that MLB sweeps things like DUIs under the rug while PED users are considered worst than Hitler?

    • Ben Cerow - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM

      Sweeping it under the rug? We’re reading about this on a national baseball blog, so they must not be doing a good job of it. Does MLB enforce proper punishments for players who get a DUI? No. Is the ratio of disdain between PED users and DUI’s completely out of perspective? Yes. But no one is sweeping anything under the rug here.

      • 2077james - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:36 PM

        I don’t think you know what sweeping things under the rug means.

      • sabatimus - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        You keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means.

      • bougin89 - Apr 16, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        Sweeping it under the rug would be learning about it, doing nothing about it(no suspension, fine, etc.) making a minimal or no statement at all about it, waiting it out and in 2 weeks nobody will remember this happened.

        That would be my definition of “sweeping it under the rug” as far as MLB is concerned.

    • zzalapski - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      No, although the feeling is understandable reading the comments whenever a PED-related article is posted.

    • badintent - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      Forget about the fines and /or suspension, just DEPORT HIM. ! DON’T NEED THIS POS HERE IN MY COUNTRY.
      Another millionaire drunk that won’t spend $25 for a cab.

  4. manute - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    What is a DUI story without the mugshot?:

    On a scale of 1 to Todd Helton, I give this a 3. He looks kind of sorry, almost contemplative.

    • paperlions - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      He’s probably thinking, “Damn, I should have bought me some scratch offs.”

    • sabatimus - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      I think he looks like Tiger Woods with a beard.

  5. blockedprospect - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    There is no “probably” about it. There will be zero suspension for this. It’s true, as they say, that you can’t predict baseball. But you can predict what baseball’s leadership does & doesn’t care about with maddening, 100% accuracy.

    If Gallardo had recognized he was too drunk to drive, hailed a cab like a good citizen, but a joint fell out of his pocket in front of a cop while stepping into the taxi, THAT’S a suspension-worthy offense to Bud Selig.

    • dondada10 - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Problem is how do you now set the precedent? So many offenders have been let off the hook that MLB can’t suddenly start suspended one and not another.

      The next CBA has to include language allowing baseball to suspend for DUI/DWI.

      • sabatimus - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:29 PM

        So you’re saying there’ll be a lockout once the current CBA expires, then.

      • jwbiii - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:50 PM

        What employers do you know of do suspend employees for DUIs? Obviously, you’re in deep trouble if you have a job which requires a CDL, but that has more to do with the state pulling your license than any action taken by your employer.

        The latest CBA sets up a counseling program for DUIs and other drunken illegal and/or foolish behavior, which is non-mandatory. That’s about all that any employer does. It’s in Attachment 27.

  6. Kleinz 57 - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Not sure if I’m more disappointed in Gallardo or the lackwit who commented on ESPN’s story that he’d still take a DUI over PEDs. Really?

    • rocketsteadman - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      That lackwit you speak of will probably never leave his mom’s basement, so he won’t have to worry about people who drink and drive

  7. mattymo - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:17 AM






    • missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      Well Craig’s always talking about how few ballplayers have a college degree. Apparently you need one to be intelligent enough to do so.

      • paperlions - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:49 AM

        A college degree doesn’t really help with a BAC of 0.22….at that level, we all have about the same level of intelligence. In addition to his bad decision making while wasted, anyone he was drinking with that didn’t help him get home should feel like a giant asshole.

  8. moogro - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    You can bet MLB is taking the Stop Sign approach. No response until a player or coach injures or kills someone.

    • indaburg - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      A player has already seriously injured someone in a DUI hit and run accident in 2012:

      MLB remains firmly with their collective heads up their collecive asses regarding this issue. I don’t know what it will take for them to realize that this is a serious problem.

    • jwbiii - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      Do other ball players count?

      • sabatimus - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        I doubt it.

  9. theaxmancometh - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Congratulations Yo, I guess you’re a true Wisconsinite now. It’s disgusting when the average Joe gets behind the wheel when they’re hammered, much less a high profile millionaire athlete. A safe ride home is always a phone call away. And who was he with that let him drive? As a Brewer fan this season has been shitty enough, thanks Yo for adding to the suck. Thank God u didn’t kill anyone, jackass.

    • professormaddog31 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      There’s literally dozens of safe ride programs in the Milwaukee area. I’m sure that there’s guys within the organization who could have given Yo a ride home. It kinda makes me sick.

      • sabatimus - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM

        Of course, one of the hallmarks of being drunk is impaired judgment…i.e. Gallardo chose to drive instead of utilizing those services.

      • nightman13 - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:47 PM

        There’s even an app that the WI DOT put out that will call a cab for you or find you a DD.

        There is simply no excuse for DUIs anymore in WI.

        P.S. Stupidity isn’t an excuse

  10. echech88 - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    MLB would do something but they’re too busy being awful.

    Steroids set a bad example for our youth! Oh, driving drunk and threatening to KILL innocents? Yeah, not our problem.

  11. realgone2 - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Do other sports punish people for DUIs? I don’t really follow other sports.

    • professormaddog31 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      The NFL has in the past, but a lot of the time it is a horrendously high BAC or someone’s been hurt. I know most folks around here don’t consider NASCAR a sport, but they are pretty tough on DUIs, as well they should be.

      • nightman13 - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        The NFL does penalize for DUIs although it’s generally after the second offense. The exception is if the first offense is extremely serious as mentioned above.

  12. pmcenroe - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Anyone else see this trailer before ’42’? Shockingly the most unrealistic part about this movie is the fact a big league player would get suspended for a DUI.

    • moogro - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      I’m actually one of the buldogs’ other coaches…and we used to be a couple…and I’m amazingly unmarried.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:48 PM

      Look at all those white people in Okmulgee.

    • pmcenroe - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      There’s a lot I love about this trailer but my favorite might be the closing moment.

      Home Run
      …wait for it…
      The Movie

      just brillant

    • butchhuskey - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Well, that movie looks incredibly cliched and amateurish

      • pmcenroe - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        I guessing its only going to be released in Canada

  13. butchhuskey - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Miguel Cabrera has had several incidents with the law including a domestic argument with his wife and drunk driving, but no one seems to care because he happens to be really good at baseball. The media desires that you are forever shamed for PED use, but if you actually put others in danger you are let off the hook.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      Before you say anything, perhaps you should do more reading about Miggy’s situation. It is not true that no one cares about his drinking, and he has taken steps to deal with it. He doesn’t get a free pass for what he did, but you should fully inform your criticism. It is not fair to say the Tigers organization doesn’t care about this.

      • butchhuskey - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM

        My point was not about the Tigers organization or even Miggy himself but more about the baseball writers and press in general. I’m sure the Tigers care about Miggy’s situation – I don’t doubt that. But I also don’t understand why the media thinks it’s ok to make PED use the greatest sin of all when DUIs and other destructive behavior are far more serious.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        I don’t think it’s even just the media that does it. I think a lot of the former players who make noise about PEDs don’t say anything about the drinking — it’s the boys club thing.

  14. bigtrav425 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Way to make assumptions douche….I’m pretty sure his track record is better then his 6.61 era and has no bearing on the outcome.he is a solid pitcher and no team ever wants to lose that…his 3rd time drunk driving is a tad bit more important and takes precedence over his era

    • pmcenroe - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      um can’t tell if you’re joking or not but just in case you aren’t…

      that was exactly his point, the DUI IS more important, but the sad thing is more bad press will be written about his ERA after 3 starts than the DUI. Also it’s not his 3rd DUI, his BAC was 3x the legal limit. man reading comprehension…

  15. shaggytoodle - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    I am a Brewers fan and the way this season has started, I probably could be able to get a .20.

    Seeing athletes get nailed for DUI is one of the most frustrating things, because as the guy stated earlier, and I am fully on board with him, is that they can take a limo anywhere.

    I also understand that it isn’t worth the pain in the rear to risk drinking in driving so I avoid it and I don’t make Drink responsibly and I do it on a way smaller budget.

    Gallardo was drinking Wisconsibly. Which I would be all for, until he gets behind the wheel.

  16. uwsptke - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    MLB & the NFL have polar opposite player discipline policies. While you seemingly can get away with anything off the field in MLB, if you do anything to “tarnish the shield” Roger Goodell will slap you silly with five-figure fines and suspensions. If Adam Jones (the baseball player) had been associated with what Adam Jones (the football player) was involved in that Las Vegas strip club, do you believe he would have been suspended? Of course not.

    • nightman13 - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Adam Jones the baseball player almost got arrested because he was confused for Adam Jones the football player.

  17. 13arod - Apr 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    at least he wasn’t going fast

  18. otis52gsh - Apr 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    It has to be his cars fault.

  19. otis52gsh - Apr 16, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Looks like we should probably have the government start thinking about banning automobiles soon.

    • butchhuskey - Apr 16, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      How about you leave politics out of it?

  20. timpaz - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    .22 ? This dude was drunk as hell and driving, MLB needs to address this problem, been going on a Long time remember seeing Dykstra falling down drunk and getting in his car in ’83 , told a cop and he said to MYOB.

  21. otis52gsh - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Just making a few points on how stupid things have become. People make poor decisions, and need to be held accountable for them.

  22. acorp11 - Apr 17, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Right hander/stupid careless person

    Unprofessional and a stupid thing to write. You write for NBC Sports maybe show some maturity in your writing, Craig?

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