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I live right by a very nice outdoor concert venue off the Garden State Parkway. It’s the type of place that has a million concerts every summer at which people tailgate then try to sell their ticket at the last minute upon realization of how drunk they are. Last summer, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg did a show there together. As soon as I saw that lineup, I knew the entire state of New Jersey was going to be getting a contact high — and I wasn’t wrong. I wasn’t at the concert that night, but I did have to run out to my backyard at some point while the show was going on and came inside craving Doritos and one of everything on the Taco Bell menu.
Wiz Khalifa and marijuana go together better than Willie Nelson and marijuana and even Cheech and Chong and a bong. That Khalifa enjoys the weed seems like common sense at this point, but it apparently came as a surprise to MLB — and not a pleasant one at that — after he threw out the first pitch at a Pittsburgh Pirates game.
From Yahoo Sports:
The league is unhappy after Khalifa showed up with a shirt reading “legalize it” in green letters. To clear up any confusion about what “it” could be, Khalifa mimed smoking what the kids call a marijuana cigarette before throwing out the first pitch.
On the bright side, MLB literally has nothing else to worry about right now besides this. While they watch the NFL deal with all the anthem kneeling controversy and backlash, all MLB has to worry about is how many home runs Aaron Judge is going to hit in the American League Wild Card Game. Sure, they got some steroid bugs to work out, but they’re in much more stable shape than the NFL right now.
My question: is anyone really worried about what the Pittsburgh Pirates do? They’re the least favorite sports team in Pittsburgh by a country mile. I’m fairly certain most of the city forgets they even exist. While their football and hockey teams hold record amounts of championships, the only thing the Pirates have been relevant for since Roberto Clemente were Andrew McCutcheon’s now-gone dreads. Do you realize how bad it is to be the second most popular baseball team in Pennsylvania when your only competition is the Phillies? That battle is the only thing the Phillies have won in a while.
Lastly, MLB must’ve known what Wiz Khalifa was about — their old commish’s name was Bud Selig, for crying out loud. Current commissioner Robert Manfred probably smelled the stench of weed from the league offices in New York when Wiz took the field. Enough dank probably made it onto the ball Wiz threw for the catcher to be charged with possession. Wiz’s name is literally synonymous with weed.
Get with the times, MLB. Don’t get mad at Wiz; instead, smoke a blunt with him and get some nachos or something..
[via Yahoo Sports]
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