In "shocking" news, reports are coming out that former New York Yankees jason Giambi and Roger Clemens drank beers in the dugouts during games.
Giambi and Clemens would pass around Giambi's "protein shake", code name for beer. The source also claims that beer drinking would continue in the clubhouse and training rooms. The Yankees aren't alone either, the Mets were also called out for beer drinking. The source states that Mets players would go into the clubhouse with Gatorade cups and have them come back filled with beer. Beer distributors would also leave beer for the players, sometimes numerous cases during games.
Another report says that former Yankee and A's player and all-around class act Jose Canseco drank beers before each of his home runs in at least one of his two three home run games.
Drinking appears to be a big problem in baseball with more and more reports of players drinking during games. The St. Louis Cardinals have taken an extra step by banning alcohol in the clubhouse after the drunk driving death of pitcher Josh Hancock in 2007. Teams need to nip this in the bud before the problem gets worse and have another incident similar to the Hancock accident. Also, regular working Joe's can't drink while they're working, so why can ballplayers? These athletes need to be professional and grow up.