You don’t need to give people in Boston an excuse to drink. That’s just asking for trouble. A town with that many Irishmen has drinking aplenty without any added motivation. Remember when the Red Sox pitching staff got in all sorts of trouble for eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games?
Yesterday’s “toast” by Kevin Millar and Pedro Martinez only increases the inebriated image of intoxication within the team.
At Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary celebration, Millar proclaims “it’s time to cowboy up.” Then hits the bottle, and tells the crowd to do the same. When he sees that most of the crowd doesn’t follow his lead, Millar stops drinking and demands of the Fenway faithful to “DRINK! Let’s go!”
Millar comes off like a drunken redneck, and Pedro his bad comedy sidekick. At least they both new the party got stale quickly. Millar’s “ok, this is awkward now” pretty much tells it like it is.
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