Let’s start with the bad news: By now, you’ve probably already read that Shin-Soo Choo was arrested for drunk driving early Monday morning. He failed field sobriety tests and blew a .20 on the Breathalyzer, which is more than twice the legal limit. He’s already made the obligatory apology to his teammates and family and went 0-4 in the Indians’ win over the A’s last night. He says he doesn’t want it to be a distraction for the team, and I hope it isn’t. What’s disconcerting is he’s the second Indian and sixth MLB player to get a DUI in 2011, and we’re only a third of the way through the year. Nobody wants 2011 to turn into the Year of the DUI Player (see 2010: the Year of the Pitcher). Yes, players are human. Yes, we’ve all made mistakes. But putting aside any concern for the potential injury or harm you might bring upon another person if you drive while drunk (the family of Nick Adenhart may have an opinion on that one), if your livelihood depends upon you being at your physical peak, why would you risk serious injury by driving while under the influence? The league minimum is about $400,000 a year; you can afford to call a cab or these folks.