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MLB to investigate Red Sox, possibly ban beer

Posted on: October 23, 2011 7:24 pm
 
TorreBy Evan Brunell

Major League Baseball plans to investigate the drinking that went on in the Red Sox clubhouse, and could use that as an impetus to ban alcohol throughout the game, the Boston Globe reports.

“It’s something we’re concerned about, just to make sure that we get all the facts and that’s my area,” MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Torre said. “I know I have plans just to talk to some people.”

It's unclear what the investigation would be, but it may simply have to do with checking into the situation to make sure that not only has all the information been divulged, but that it won't happen again. Given Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz both admitted to drinking beer in the clubhouse during games in which the starters didn't pitch and admitted to mistakes along with fellow starters Josh Beckett and John Lackey, that will probably be enough to satisfy Torre, especially with Boston president Larry Lucchino standing behind his starters.

Currently, the Red Sox are just one of 12 teams that allow alcohol in the clubhouse. Baseball doesn't regulate alcohol in the clubhouse, but with the latest revelations in Boston, that could change.

“If we do happen to bar alcohol from the clubhouses, you have to understand the intent of this thing and what it looks like,” Torre said. “We’re up there and we’re role models, or we should be role models for the youngsters and how they behave.

"Guys understand that if they want to do something, they’re going to do something. They’re grown-ups. It’s something where we implement rules that we feel would be best for the game and who we’re being watched by. We’ve got to look at it."

Here's the only problem with this. Why is the news of Red Sox starting pitchers drinking beer on their off-days so horrible as to merit a possible leaguewide ban... and yet DUIs are going unpunished? Through early May, there had been six DUIs by players and none missed a game for illegally drinking and driving.

The idea of investigating alcohol in the clubhouse and whether or not to ban it makes sense. The reason for it does not.

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Comments

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 4:18 pm
 

MLB to investigate Red Sox, possibly ban beer

hey thats fine if you can't, i completely understand what you saying.  if you can't you can't, but don't cry because someone else at a different company can.  it doesnt make them a scumbag or anything.  not like they got hammered and fell down the steps to the dugout....  some people can have a drink and go back to work.  i've done it, a beer at lunch is nothing, a beer with customers when they vist from across the country is nothing.  thats why i was like this isn't that big of a deal.     
   

all the people riding on a white horse giving lip about how they are a model citizen and they have to work x many hours for a fraction of the pay and all the I cant drink on the job so the spoiled baseball player shouldn't be allowed to ether, well they are just pissed off that someone else has it better.  

i also find it funny that no one cares that thousands of fans drive home after multiple drinks from baseball games everynight, but they care about a player who have a (single) beer in the clubhouse durring a game.   the angry pissed off fan only sees the wrong in the players and never in himself even when what he's doing is much much much worse for society. 

   i also used firemen as an example.  show me a fire house in America that doesnt have a fridge with beer in it....     
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Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 3:34 pm
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Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:59 am
 

MLB to investigate Red Sox, possibly ban beer

yeah ok guy i proved your point how?  by making you look like a cry baby who is so pissed off that your life sucks that you have to cry about a baseball playering having a beer.  a boohoohoo they had a drink!  misery loves company guy, its witten all over your posts.

waaaaaaaaaaaaah i cant have a beer at work so no one should be able to.  waaah i have to get up and go work 50 hours for a fraction of what they make waaaahhhh i'm miserable watching these guy enjoy life and i want them to have to deal with the grind and be miserable with me. 

i ask you again should MLB ban chewing tobacco because you can't chew at your job?  if your answer is no, then it should be the same answer for drinking beer.  drinking beer is not against the law.  if you want to say they showed poor judgement thats fine, but that would be an opinion not a fact.    

and just for the record i am allowed to go to lunch and have a drink.  in fact i take customers out for drinks when the visit our facilities all the time.  no one gets hamered, but we go grab a burger and a beer sometimes at lunch and then come back to the office.  it not a big deal until some big baby who wants everyone else to share in his misery comes along and ruins it for everyone else.   



Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 7:51 am
 

MLB to investigate Red Sox, possibly ban beer

hey evan, this is a major problem, people like you to keep pushing the issue over something that is legal. any store u go in has beer for sale. why don't u idiots go report on japan's nuclear leak, or the oil spill. for christ's sake this is baseball. 



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:26 am
 

MLB to investigate Red Sox, possibly ban beer

are you mad that you can't have a beer at work?  it sounds like that to me.  It's like well i cant do that at my job so i'm gonna whine about it cause misery loves company.  whats next you want them to not chew tobacco at the ballpark cause you cant chew at work?


wonder how many times someone like Mickey Mantle played baseball (not sat on the bench) with booze in his system?  

Thank you for proving your lack of reading comprehension and my point all at once.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:47 pm
 

MLB to investigate Red Sox, possibly ban beer

No more Guiness?  A real meal in a can?  What's the World coming to when The Wealthy can't have a pint?


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Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 3:10 pm
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Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:27 pm
 

MLB to investigate Red Sox, possibly ban beer

are you mad that you can't have a beer at work?  it sounds like that to me.  It's like well i cant do that at my job so i'm gonna whine about it cause misery loves company.  whats next you want them to not chew tobacco at the ballpark cause you cant chew at work?


wonder how many times someone like Mickey Mantle played baseball (not sat on the bench) with booze in his system?   



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Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:22 pm
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ALCHYSOX
Since: Oct 17, 2011
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