The Cardinals did what they had to do after the news broke about Scott Spiezio’s latest drunken escapade involving at least 6 vodka cranberries, driving on the wrong side of the road, vomiting, punching out his friend, and hiding in a closet. They released him. The team’s been so damaged by alcohol abuse it’s starting to look like James Hetfield‘s liver.
It’s hard to imagine what the 2008 Cardinals will be like without all the familiar faces like Edmonds, Eckstein, Rolen and now Spiezio. I will miss having Scott on the team. After joining the team, Scott showed his enthusiasm by dyeing his imperial bright red and Cardinal fans responded by aping the facial hair. Scott was definitely a fan favorite and very useful to the team as he could play multiple roles and often came through in the clutch.
The team stood by Scott last year as he sought help for his booze
addiction, but this very public relapse proves one trip to rehab wasn’t
enough. One would think seeing a teammate die from drunk driving last
year would be a wake-up call, but sometimes a person hits the snooze
button. Let’s hope Scott wakes up this time and gets the
help he clearly needs.