Friday, April 23, 2004
Posted 11:43 AM by Sean
There's a fairly intriguing article in today's L.A. Times by Bill Plaschke (hey, and Darin Erstad put good wood on a breaking ball last night!) about Angels' broadcaster Rex Hudler's life after his bust for marijuana possession last August.
Here's what I find most interesting:
For example, for the first time since he was a senior in high school, he no longer smokes marijuana.
This work involves far more than 130 broadcasts. Hudler is on the front lines in the stadium concourses and the community.
So here's a guy who's been smoking dope since he was a senior in high school. He was never addicted - "would sometimes go an entire season without smoking," in fact. He became a major league baseball player for parts of 14 seasons, including a 1996 campaign in which he batted .311 in 302 at-bats. He became a fan favorite as an announcer, does extensive charity work, is a devoted family man, and maintains a permanent optimism and energy.
See how marijuana will ruin your life?
I know, I know, off topic...