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Buchholz speaks on Red Sox controversy

Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:30 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2011 1:35 pm
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BuchholzBy Evan Brunell

Clay Buchholz appeared on WEEI on Thursday, speaking about the controversy that has followed the Red Sox since their September collapse left them out of the postseason.

Buchholz adamantly denied seeing beer in the dugout as Rob Bradford of WEEI tweets, but did seem to admit to drinking beer in the clubhouse, as Jon Lester has also admitted to. "It was maybe a bad decision on our part [to drink], but you've got to live with what you've done," he said on the radio according to the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber.

"The big problem with this team this year was that everybody on the team knew how good we were on paper," the Herald relayed Buchholz saying. He spoke about how pitchers hung out together in the clubhouse, and that was a good thing. He admitted to being "baffled" as to the reports of the schism in the Sox clubhouse, specifically defending fellow starter Josh Beckett, who has come under fire as of late. On WEEI, Buchholz says it is hard for him to grasp the criticism of Beckett.

"If anything, I would think Josh Beckett was different in a good way this year," he said, as the Herald writes.

Buchholz also added that pitching coach Curt Young and former coach John Farrell, now managing in Toronto, had "two different personalities." It seems as if Young was more genial as a coach and less restrictive, following in manager Terry Francona's footsteps. Meanwhile, Farrell was more strict with the pitchers.

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ALCHYSOX
Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 4:01 pm
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Buchholz speaks on Red Sox controversy

Well played Clay blame the genial pitching coach Mr Young.  Also pretending to be baffled and shrug about Josh Beckett- your ace, leader, role model & drinking buddy.  This is so much fun.  Every day a new silly interview reveals more disfunction. 



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:28 am
 

Buchholz speaks on Red Sox controversy

how can you NOT love this team?  they're all as drunk as we are!  toast to the fam!



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Buchholz speaks on Red Sox controversy

Really? Why is that? If you have a retort feel free to respond. Otherwise i am trying to figure out what the point of your response was.



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Buchholz speaks on Red Sox controversy

Unselfish. What a waste of a post



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Buchholz speaks on Red Sox controversy

This all is just another example of how adults send mixed messages to kids about alcohol and drug use. On the one hand we tell kids that they dont need either to deal with life or to celebrate and then continue to show in behaviors just the opposite. Does anyone really think it is a good message that you show up to work(and dont tell me the pitchers are not working because of non pitching days-they still get paid per game and every night could potentially be forced to pitch a long extra inning game) and have to drink beer during a game. It really does not matter if it impacted their performance-the real issue is how much of sports is either sponsored by beer companies and how much of sports celebrations require booze. That is the real culture that needs examining-not if the Red Sox failed because they drank and ate too much. It is time for adults and sports figured to stop being hypocrites on the alcohol and drug issues.


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Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Buchholz speaks on Red Sox controversy

Has anyone claimed that the beer drinking in the clubhouse adversely effected anyone's performance on the field?

So you have never gone to work the next day after a long night of drinking and wished every minute of the day that you hadn't done that?


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