Found February 26, 2012 on
ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE The Rays are in the minority among the 30 major league teams when it comes to allowing beer in the Tropicana Field clubhouse. They have and they will. Manager Joe Maddon, when asked today if he would join Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine in banning…
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To avoid a repeat of 2011, Bobby Valentine has banned alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse for the 2012 season. Players are also banned from drinking on return flights to Boston.
Whether it was a jab at the Red Sox, or he was just reaffirming what everyone already knows, Rays manager Joe Maddon turned a few heads on Sunday.
"We're not the Boston Red Sox," Maddon said, according to the Tampa Bay Times, when asked about banning beer from the Rays clubhouse.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has banned alcohol from the Boston clubhouse , in addition...
Whether it was a jab at the Red Sox, or he was just reaffirming what everyone already knows, Rays manager Joe Maddon turned a few heads on Sunday. "We're not the Boston Red Sox," Maddon said, according to the Tampa Bay Times, when asked about banning beer from the Rays clubhouse. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has banned alcohol from the Boston clubhouse, in addition...
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon took a stiff shot at the Boston Red Sox.
After new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced that alcohol will no longer be allowed in the clubhouse, Maddon said that his team will continue to have adult beverages available to the players.
"We're not the Boston Red Sox," Maddon told the Tampa Bay Times.
"I've said it a hundred...
Pretty awkward interview here. You can tell Bobby Valentine is trying to think his answers through before giving them. Those who live for controversy still got a money quote out of him."Remember, you're getting paid [at ESPN] for saying stuff. You get paid over here for doing stuff."If you watch the interview you can tell that Valentine meant no disrespect to Francona...
Why is the Red Sox decision to ban alcohol from the clubhouse a news story? It’s a rhetorical question since its Bobby Valentine’s first step in cleaning up the lax atmosphere that helped doom the Sox last September. I think Valentine’s response, however, tells you that this is a practice that is largely accepted around MLB.
“It’s just what I’ve already done, except for...
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says the team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse for the upcoming season. Valentine made the announcement after the team's first full-squad workout of spring training Saturday. The move comes in the wake of last season's September collapse that included reports of Boston starting pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse on their off-days.
The frat house that allegedly was the Boston Red Sox clubhouse last season will be no more.
Bobby Valentine is putting his foot down in his first year as Sox manager, telling players during a Saturday meeting that there will be no boozing in the clubhouse or on return flights this season.
Valentine insists prohibiting alcohol is something he’s done as manager in the past and not...
Bobby Valentine talks Ellsbury and Sox pitching after the jump.Videos via Trags
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine denied on Monday that his clubhouse alcohol ban was a public relations move, and pitcher Josh Beckett blamed "snitches" for leaking the story about players drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games while the team was plummeting to an unprecedented September collapse.
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says the team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse for the upcoming season.
What does former Red Sox manager Terry Francona think of successor Bobby Valentine's decision to ban alcohol in Boston's clubhouse for the 2012 season?
Bobby Valentine has made news in Red Sox camp by instituting a new ban on booze in the Boston clubhouse. Another new manager, on the other hand, isn't one for making rules -- except for one big exception. New Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is one of the bigs' most colorful managers, thanks in large part to his obscenity-spewing mouth. He went off on another rant Tuesday...
Chicken, beer and two tetchy managers. Perfect for another season of discontent in Boston. Ray Ratto says pick a side, Red Sox fans, because the spat between Bobby Valentine and Terry Francona is just getting started.
The Red Sox have been working out at their new facility in Fort Myers under their new skipper and some things have changed. Players have been practicing bunting an pitchers have focused on hitting (Bobby V. must think the Sox are in the NL). The workouts have been a little more strenuous and Valitine seems to have endless energy.
Yesterday Bobby Valentine offically banned...