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Minor leaguers from the Cubs and White Sox suspended

Nov 1, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT


Great. Now, ten years from now, when these two lead the White Sox and Cubs to the World Series, they’ll have to answer all kinds of questions from the media:

Chicago White Sox Minor League right-handed pitcher Nicholas Blount has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine.  The suspension of Blount, who is currently on the roster of the rookie-level Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer League, will be effective at the start of next season.

I once spent a week trying a case in Federal Court in Great Falls, Montana. It was January 2004. It was around 20 degrees below zero before the wind chill. When I got my rental car at the airport the guy handed me an engine block heater. My hotel didn’t have any internet service so I went to an internet cafe in a strip mall full of old men looking at pornography.

I’m not saying such conditions excuse drug use. I’m just saying that I understand. Also:

Chicago Cubs Minor League shortstop Elliot Soto has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second violation for a drug of abuse.  The suspension of Soto, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Daytona Cubs of the Florida State League, will be effective at the start of next season.

Soto was a 13th round draft pick, decided not to sign, then came back and was a 15th round draft pick. His stock has not exactly rebounded.


  1. NatsLady - Nov 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Do these guys not realize that when they pee in the cup someone actually checks the pee?

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 1, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    One question Craig. Did your client win the case?

  3. coltzfan166 - Nov 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Hey at least the Cubs are trying something to get better

  4. keltictim - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Don’t these freakin minor leaguers get it substance of abuse pic of needle ped and we get Rachel what the heck are they teaching these kids

  5. walterwhite1976 - Nov 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    All they have to do is go to a doctor, get a script, and get permission from the league to use. Example(Concentration, Follow Through for ADHD). It’s not that difficult, idiots.

  6. anxovies - Nov 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I feel your pain. I tried a case in Cheyenne Wyoming (pro hac vice) during the Winter in the early 70s.

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