The San Francisco giants passed Tim Lececum an offer today of $8 million to play next year in the SFC. Tim Lincecum didn’t bogart the offer very long and requested the Giants pony up $13 million. Earlier, higher up in a Seattle court appearance, Tim Lincecum had blown five bills on a slice of hooter.
I don’t expect the Giants’ next offer to be bammer considering Lincecum’s pinner salary of $650,000 last season. Unlike power-hitters, great pitchers like Lincecum are capable of steamrolling the competition. Pack two Cy Young Awards on top and the Giants are looking at a dank deal hooking up with Lincecum again. A budding star like Lincecum cannot be shorted while he is still pitching fire.
In the operation, which ended today, the guardsmen and agents from the Bureau of Land Management and the Drug Enforcement Administration destroyed 1,200 plants producing potent sinsemilla marijuana and seized five tons of equipment used to maintain the remote ”guerrilla gardens.” No arrests of suspected marijuana growers were reported.
This policy is wrong. The craving for mind-altering substances is as basic to humans as the need for food, sleep and sex. It cannot be legislated away, and armies cannot smash it.
The examiner is now an internet news hub and contemporary federal marijuana raids don’t employ a mere 200 agents.
Sports writers have awarded the San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum a 2nd Cy Young award. Meanwhile, the SF Chronicle reports that a judge in Clark County, Washington will not sign Lincecum’s plea deal for his cannabis possession case unless Lincecum appears in court. Perhaps the judge wants the autograph of a two-time Cy Young award winner?
L.A. Times reporter Alana Semuels’ article Marijuana growers upend hard-luck California town was published in today’s Los Angeles Times. The article — with help from an unrelated Kevin Hoover quote — misrepresents Hayfork with descriptions such as “The hardscrabble Northern California town has become a hotbed for medical marijuana farming.”
The L.A. Times article does not mention that Trinity County has been in the national news several times during the previous 29 years. Trinity County has been frequently misrepresented by cannabis-related sensationalism and this article is no exception. I have already posted two semi-tabloid articles describing the situation in Trinity County dating as far back as 1980: State pledges to continue war on marijuana growers and Guerrilla tactics used in marijuana war. Today’s L.A. Times article could have been printed 20 years ago if the words “medical marijuana” were replaced with “sinsemilla.”