February 26, 2012

Red Sox clubhouse will be dry

Yay! Baseball is a real sport! We promise! A sport that allows its athletes to drink beer in the clubhouse after or during the game. That seems legit right? Anyways after the whole BeerChickengate last season with the Boston Red Sox, it appears that new manager Bobby Valentine won't have any sort of that nonsense at Fenway Park this season.

Manager Bobby Valentine told the team today that he has banned alcohol in the clubhouse and on team flights returning to Boston.

The edict was expected given the news last fall that starting pitchers Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and John Lackey drank beer and ate fast-food chicken while games were going on last season.

But Valentine may have done it anyway, saying that alcohol was banned from the Mets clubhouse when he managed the team from 1996-2002.

“It’s just what I’ve always done,” he said. “I’m comfortable with it that way.”

The Red Sox are the 19th team to ban alcohol in the clubhouse, a list that includes the Yankees, Mets, Dodgers and world champion Cardinals.

Way to take a stand! Nevermind that you guys do this for a job and most people that drink on the job would lose them in a hurry. Whatever, instead you make millions of dollars for looking like Kenney Powers when you show up to training camp (cough cough Josh Becketts man boobs). It's actually a sad, sad sign when this kind of thing is actual news in the Boston media circuit.

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