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Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

Posted on: April 19, 2011 2:31 pm
Edited on: April 19, 2011 4:52 pm
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By C. Trent Rosecrans

Mike Leake

Mike Leake will make his scheduled start on Thursday, even though the Reds did have second thoughts following his Monday arrest on theft charges.

"There was consideration," Reds manager Dusty Baker told reporters, including MLB.com's Mark Sheldon. "We talked about how he felt and could he handle the pressure of it. He said, 'yeah.' Sometimes in times of trouble, it's easier to go to work than not go to work."

Earlier on Tuesday, Leake appeared in court Tuesday and requested to be put in a diversionary program that would have his record wiped clean, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds started was arrested on Monday after cameras caught him stealing $59.98 worth of shirts at a downtown Macy's store in Cincinnati. According to the newspaper, Leake had $250 in cash, two Visas and a Master Card on him when he was arrested.

If Leake is approved for the diversion program, he would have to admit guilt and pay the program fee of $200. He would have to check in monthly over a period of three to six months. He would also likely have to take classes to address the crime, in this case theft, and could also be made to serve community service and require counseling.

Leake has yet to speak to the media, but is expected to speak following Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:23 am
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

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Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

(not the poster you were responding to. . .but) He did get a 2 million signing bonus along with some other monetary perks within this last year, so I am a$$uming he did'nt lose it all playing internet poker.  The point is, he has been GIFTED a spot as a starting pitcher on a major league baseball team in the United States of America.  How much of a red carpet do you have to have life throw out to you before you start acting with grace and integrity?



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

Not sure if this is reliable...but here it is:  http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/sports/sour

ce%3A-mike-leake-paid-for-t-shirts-






Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

Say it ain't so BASEBALL. What kind of values are being shown to young fans by our "National Sport"? SHAME-SHAME on every MLB team for creating an environment that condones a cavalier attitude to LAW BREAKING. The AVERAGE Joe would suffer heavy penelities for actions that PRO  athletes just "skate" away from. SHAME.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

If this was football, the commish would step in and suspend his stupid A@@ but baseball lets these morons show contempt for how the real world works. It is pathetic.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

This isn't his first time he's done this, this is the first time he's been caught. What a dumb fu*k!!!



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:32 am
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

if they're gonna give "roids" a 50 game suspension, then give this d-bag a 50 game suspension for being a stupid d-bag thug...



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:22 am
 

Words of advice from someone who needs advice...?

"...'yeah.' Sometimes in times of trouble, it's easier to go to work than not go to work."(Mike Leaker)
 
-------Wow, just the man to be giving advice, right?  How much more ridiculous can it get?  A rich thug.  All children, who are baseball fans, should read these words of wisdom, and abide by them --every time, that they are caught shoplifting.  Always keep in mind that all you need to do is go back to work (selling drugs, shoplifting, or whatever).  I mean, there are so many jobs out there right now, right?  And here we have an idiot who does not even know how good that he has it.  I have an idea:  Waive him, and ban him from baseball for a year; then maybe he can appreciate it a little more?  Pete Rose bet on baseball, as a manager, and his entire life was wiped-away by MLB, so a one-year ban should not hurt too much. 



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:08 am
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

Well, I would certainly not like to be the guy who has the locker next to him or has to room with him on road trips.  Maybe a heart felt appearance and tell all on Oprah is in order, any agent worth his salt would make that happen.



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 8:43 am
 

Reds' Leake to make his scheduled start Thursday

Did the $59.88 include tax?  Seriously, where is the accountability?  Seems that these days all you have to do after getting caught is say your sorry and go on your merry way.  He's probably been shop lifting his entire life and just finally got caught.  It's a psychological issue for sure but hey a murderer has psychological issues, too! Anyway, good luck Mike. Admit your mistake, make amends, and serve your time and while you're at it find out why you need to steal stuff.


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