October 28, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO — As we learned from Metroplex TV guy Newy Scruggs on Wednesday, you don't have to go far in this town to get someone else's toke, er, take on marijuana use.
To be, uh, blunt, a noticeable storyline at the World Series so far has been bud at the ballpark — as you might have expected when San Francisco reached the Fall Classic.
• We spied proponents of the upcoming Prop 19 election issue — which would legalize and tax marijuana in California — were seen marching around with signs that featured a picture of Tim Lincecum(notes) (above). Somehow, I doubt that they approved their usage with Lincecum, Major League Baseball or the MLBPA first.
"It was crazy," Hamilton said. "I was looking at the cops a couple of times during the game."
• Lincecum discussed his pot bust with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez on Tuesday (below) and even talked about all the "Let Timmy Smoke" T-shirts you see around the city.
"We got a pretty open city here in San Francisco. I think it allows that, that free nature. You know, I think it's all in good fun."
• TMZ reports that there's a San Francisco pot shop offering its customers one free joint for each home run that the Giants hit during the World Series:
But the team spirit doesn't stop there -- we're also told the bud bank will offer a discounted "bright orange" strain of marijuana and a THC-infused orange drink aptly named "Giant Punch."
I believe the customers have to be present at the actual time of a home run, so I'm wondering what the scene was like there when Juan Uribe(notes) broke through in the fifth inning of Game 1. Waves of Doritos flying through the air? Lots of giggling?
• Finally, it wouldn't be a World Series if fans weren't flocking to CraigsList to offer illicit goods in exchange for a pass into the ballpark. In Philadelphia, it was a housewife offering sex. In San Francisco, it's a guy with an abundant stash.
All about local priorities, I suppose.