I may have been operating for a while on a rather foolish assumption.
See, whenever a player has been caught driving while intoxicated -- like yesterday, after Yovani Gallardo was picked up with an almost impossible to believe .22 blood-alcohol level -- and the blogosphere/twitterati have piped up with their outrage over the deep moral inconsistency in baseball, I've joined in.
Drug use (both the "PE" and recreational varieties), which may or may not affect a player's performance on the field but is ultimately more or less harmless in real life, is punished severely and condemned harshly, while driving a vehicle while intoxicated, which does not directly impact play on the field but does seriously endanger real people's lives (as baseball was reminded, still pretty recently), generally earns one little mild verbal admonishment and nothing else.
Baseball's attitude (or lack thereof) toward DUIs is silly, and kind of embarrassing. So we whine a bit. Some of the whines ta...