With weed more and more in the mainstream its no wonder stars of baseball have spoken up on using cannabis. We've hand picked some of our favorites throughout the years and included some bonua party animals.
Mark Corey and Tony Tarasco were hitting a joint after a game in 2002 at Shea stadium and Mark went into a seizure. They claimed the joint was laced with PCP or other drugs. We say - find better weed.
In 2009 then star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants was found with small amounts of weed during a routine traffic spot in his home state of Washington. After his "coming out" Timmy became the poster boy for MLB and marijuana, as seen here in the High Times issue.
Ron was the Texas Ranger's manager when he came clean about his cocaine use in 2009. The team elected to keep him, and he remained the team's manager until 2014, winning 2 pennants during his time managing during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
In 2010 he came clean about his marijuana use during his time as a minor league player and extended cocaine use throughout his career in the pros.
We say keep it clean Ron, stick with cannabis!
While never quite reaching the baseball highs of his brother Jason Giambi, Jeremy made his name well known off the field. One of the pinnacles of his short major league career came in 2001 when he was caught with a half-ounce at the Mclarren Airport in Las Vegas.
Doc pitched a no-hitter high on acid in 1970 and pretty much the entire team just thought it was Doc being Doc. He was so notorious for partying that no one on the field even batted an eye as he walked eight, hit a batter and no-hit the San Diego Padres. Ellis was clearly experimenting with LSD as he had a room called "the dungeon" were he would chill in under black lights and listen to Jimi Hendrix. Sounds like a good time, Doc.
The 1986 Mets will go down in history as one of the most intense partying teams in all of pro sports. Their drug use was so prolific cannabis use wasn't even on the radar. These guys would eat amphetamines all game and time beer chugs between at bats, at that was during the game. Their off the field antics have been well documented in movies like 86 Mets: The Movie.