Keeping Up With the Athletes

Dugout Drinking?
October 18, 2011, 11:47 pm
Filed under: MLB

It was recently reported by ESPN that players on the Boston Red Sox would drink beer during games. Could this be the reason why they lost the wild-card game? Three players admit to such actions, but say that it wasn’t the reason why they lost the wild-card game.

The three alleged pitchers were Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey. According to reports the three would drink on days they weren’t pitching. They would simply exit the dugout and make their way to the clubhouse, where they would fill their cups with Bud Light, then return back to the dugout where they would drink while watching the game.

A Red Sox employee reported that  “Beckett would come down the stairs from the dugout walking through the corridor to the clubhouse and say ‘it’s about that time.”

Recently Beckett admitted that every once in a while they would have an occasional ninth-inning rally beer. Quickly after that he said that their drinking of beer wasn’t the reason for their losing in September. No matter what the players say people are going to hold this over the team’s head, considering they lost a nine-game lead in the wild-card chase in September. Shortly after lost of the wild-card game Manager Terry Francona walked away and general manager Theo Epstein is reportedly heading to the Cubs. So the real question is what is next for the Red Sox?


Pitcher Josh Beckett is caught in a little controversy

15 thoughts on “Dugout Drinking?

  1.    Meghan Coburn 10.19.11 @ 1:44 pm      

    This is insane. I had no idea that players even drank during a game. MLB players really have it made huh? Having fun and getting paid millions. Ha.

  2.    Kelsey Rentner 10.19.11 @ 1:52 pm      

    I really like this blog! The picture adds a lot to it. Maybe it could be posted in a different location, as in towards the top, but other than that it looks great. I like your lead, too!

  3.    pamarti 10.19.11 @ 1:53 pm      

    I heard about this! I don’t get why these guys would get buzzed when their season was on the line.

  4.    Sara Shipley Hiles 10.23.11 @ 1:17 pm      

    Good story and good use of news sites. Be careful in your wording: it’s not “three alleged pitchers” – they are all pitchers already; what’s alleged is the beer drinking. Also, attribute each news story in words as well as using the link. “According to a story by The Sporting News…” Attribute ALL statements and quotes.

    Remember to keep your opinion out of this! Stick to news.

    Grammar: put comma after reports: According to reports the three would drink on days they weren’t pitching.

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