Why Does Anyone Care about Ballplayers Drinking in the Dugout?

Everyone Needs to Get Over the Fact that Ballplayer Drink During Games

I am now completely fed up with this entire story. This has been a typical story that has been blown completely out of proportion by the New York and Boston media. For all of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, a few weeks ago a report in the Boston Globe came out saying that the Red Sox starting pitchers this year drank beer and ate fried chicken in the clubhouse and dugout during ballgames. Since Boston had one of the worst collapses in history, this has been a story emphasizing the laziness of the 2011 Red Sox. Today, a report from the Daily News said that back in 2002 and 2003, Jason Giambi and Roger Clemens drank in the dugout as well. Since the end of the season, these stories of players drinking during games has had baseball fans in an uproar.

Giambi and Clemens Reportedly Also Used to Drink Beers in the Dugout...So?

Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, and John Lackey have been public enemy No. 1 in Boston since this story broke out. For some reason, Sox fans have made these guys the scapegoat of the epic collapse. This is absolutely ridiculous. These guys drinking had absolutely nothing to do with the Boston choking. This kind of stuff is “G” rated compared to some of the things ballplayers have done in the past (Steve Howe in the 80’s doing lines of coke in the bullpen before warming up?). This story is comical and just something the Boston Globe writers are having a fun time with. Don’t buy into their bullshit. As for the Yankees, whether it’s true or not, who the hell cares if they were drinking? Baseball is probably the only game where players can get away with it. Imagine playing hockey or football after havinga  few beers? You would throw up. But not in baseball. Think about it, David Wells pitched a perfect game still drunk from the night before. To make a long story short, everyone needs to stop reading into this crap. It’s a shame this is still the biggest story in baseball right now, even during a very entertaining World Series.

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2 Responses to “Why Does Anyone Care about Ballplayers Drinking in the Dugout?”

  1. These players have jobs just like doctors, lawyers and office workers. Drinking and working don’t mix. People get fired for drinking on the job. These players have plenty of down time during the off-season to drink. The fans expect them to be at their best. This is a no-brainer. No drinking on the job!!!!

  2. Listen ja and everyone else… I don’t know if you recognize my name but I like to drink beer and I used to do it a lot when I played. One time on a road trip I had quite a few beers and still had a damn good game. This is garbage conjured by the media. You think that others before me like the Babe and Mickey Mantle didn’t drink in the club house and all over the place…Get Real

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