If a bullpen catcher is in the news, it's doubtful it's for anything good.
And so we have Cubs bullpen catcher Corey Miller. On Saturday, he was ticketed for suspicion of possession of marijuana while driving a truck that had 8.4 pounds of marijuana in it in Lincoln, Neb.
A woman with Miller in the truck, Maria Myaskovsky, was arrested of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The Lincoln Journal Star has the story .
Making things better -- the two -- who Miller said were newly married and driving back to Chicago from California, had an infant in the truck as well. Myaskovsky said she was Miller's fiance -- so either they haven't gotten married yet, or she was so baked she doesn't remember it.
Anyway, the cop found some weed and a pipe in a plastic baby formula bag and then the 8.4 pounds in a suitcase with men's clothes.
"With the circumstances at hand, Maria was jailed and Corey was cited and released due to the infant in the vehicle and needing someone to care for the child," the police affidavit states.
Myakovsky pleaded not guilty and posted bail.
When the team was contacted, media relations director Peter Chase said, "Corey is a contracted associate without eh Cubs, and his contract expires Nov. 1," Chase said told the newspaper. "We're currently in a fact-finding stage and obviously this would be a matter we would take very seriously."
Looks like Miller will soon be a ex-bullpen catcher for the Cubs.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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