I just couldn't believe it when I woke up this morning to read the news that St. Louis native and aspiring Cardinals third baseman David Freese was arrested last night on suspicion of driving while drunk.
Fortunately, he didn't kill someone. But that doesn't make what happened any less stupid.
We live in a world where hard working people can't find jobs to support their families. And now, for the second year in a row, a Major League Baseball team is trying to make all a young man's dreams come true by handing him a starting job. And he keeps finding ways to try to screw that up.
There was no mention of alcohol being involved in the accident that cost Freese his shot last season when he injured his feet in the crash. But even if that accident never happened, you have to know that something like this -- or worse -- can happen when you drink and get behind the wheel.
If he blows this chance and doesn't get another one, Freese is going to have to ask himself if it was worth it for the rest of his life.
It will be interesting to see how the Cardinals move forward with this situation after the team's experiences with Scott Spiezio, manager Tony LaRussa and Josh Hancock.
It will also be interesting to see if the Birds will feel the need to get some insurance at third base since the guy they have in house is trying to put a question mark behind his name on the lineup card.