Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This Beer Scandal Is Getting Ridiculous

I expect most Red Sox fans, even casual fans who just watch ESPN, have heard the rumors of beer in the Red Sox clubhouse. The original story is that, during games they didn't pitch: Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Josh Beckett went down to the clubhouse and started drinking beer, eating fried chicken, and playing video games. A couple of days ago, Lester came out and confirmed this rumor; however, he said that the media had blown it way out of proportion. But that's not the weird part. The weird part is: yesterday, all of the three stooges came out and denied the rumor, including Lester, who had previously confirmed it. This was topped off by the fact that Terry Francona said, "In my 32 years in baseball, I've never seen beer in the dugout." My theory is that maybe they had a beer once in a while, and I have no problem with that. If those guys want to have a beer occasionally, why should I care? The same applies to the fried chicken. However, if they were playing video games, then I have a problem. That means they were separated from the rest of the team, and involved in their own thing, which was "more important." I really hope that none of this happens, and it exposes just how ridiculous the Boston media is.


  1. Lester confirmed drinking in the clubhouse, not in the dugout.

  2. Let the media focus on the Red Sox choke from being up in the wild card by 8.5 games and then losing and you'll have the real story.