Could you imagine a team winning the World Series and not celebrating with champagne showers in the locker room? I can’t. If it happens, you can blame the Red Sox for ruining recess for everyone as Bob Nightengale of the USA Today reports that the Sox woes have caused the league to consider banning alcohol in clubhouses.
It’s no longer a rumor that the Red Sox pitchers were drinking beer in the locker room during games, John Lester confirmed it. “There’s a perception out there that we were up there getting hammered and that wasn’t the case,” Lester called his “bad habit.”
“Most of the time it was one beer, a beer. It was like having a Coke in terms of how it affected you mentally or physically. I know how it looks to people and that it probably looks bad.”
Somehow I don’t think a doctor would agree with that assessment. There aren’t many jobs in which you can sneak off and drink even a single beer. In fact, baseball might be the only one. Now these actions could cost the rest of the league the celebrations that Major League Baseball has become known for.
You don’t see football players spraying each other with champagne after a Super Bowl win and that’s because despite having 178 beer commercials during a 60 minute game, they have an alcohol ban. Could you imagine baseball following their boring lead?