The blame for Geovany Soto and his struggles this season have been either a sophomore slump or the World Baseball Classic. Now it appears that the latter is true.
On Thursday, a positive marijuana test result, that was taken during the WBC, was made public. Soto quickly made a statement (a la Micheal Phelps) saying "I am embarrassed by my inappropriate behavior."
He "assured the organization this was an isolated incident and a misstep in judgment that will not be repeated."
To make light of this revelation one could blame the marijuana use on his sluggish performance on the field. Saying that Soto couldn't hit because his head was 'high' in the clouds.
Or he couldn't execute a bunt because he was thinking about a blunt instead. The jokes could go on, but I will stop there, for now.
On a serious note, one should realize that players, past and present, have their vices whether it is drugs or alcohol, women, gambling, or a number of others.
Where does Soto and the lack luster Cubs offense go from here is yet to be seen. This could positively effect Soto, now that this embarrassment is out there maybe it will clear his head.
Or Soto and the Cubs offensive woes could continue as they have for the first half of the year and this revelation doesn't effect them at all.
What is sure, at least for Soto, is that marijuana is not a PED, obviously. Marijuana seems not to effect the performance of NBA players, but that's another issue. So what can Soto do to try to turn it around this season?
LSD worked for Dock Ellis in 1970, just saying.