November 6, 2009

We're endorsing Tim Lincecum's weed problem

Wait... so you're telling me that this guy to the right smokes weed? Nooo! Really? I would have never guessed. All you had to say is that he came from the state of Washington and I would have been like "case closed."

Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum was pulled over and found with 3.3 grams of the happy grass.
And after the story broke, all I could really think to myself was "who cares?"

I'm not trying to make it seem like drug use is fine and dandy, but I think we need to be progressive and open-minded enough to realize that if someone is found with pot, it doesn't mean they're a bad person. If you were to take a cross-section of America, you'd find that Tim Lincecum is like a lot of other 25-year-olds in this country. Everything I've heard about Tim has been good, many have said he's a remarkable person so this incident seems more amusing than anything.

The Bleacher Report has a nice take on the incident too.

Regardless of the speeding or weed involved, Lincecum has no prior history of indiscretions and no tarnish’s on his record up to this point, so can’t we just give him a break on this one.

I’m sure that Timmy will be the first to admit that this was an extremely poor decision and come on folks—he’s still a kid.

Knowing the kind of guy Tim has been over the years, I would be greatly surprised if he runs into anything remotely like this throughout the remainder of his career.

I'm sure some moralists and parents will come out and tear Lincecum a new one, and to that I say - perhaps we should follow them around for a day and see what they're doing. Might we find one of those moralists with a porn addiction or one of those parents (who care about "their kid's role models") sleeping around? You always find iffy behavior in the most unexpected places.

As for Tim, he's just a normal guy.

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