Found October 17, 2011 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
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The Boston Red Sox became the Red Sux as they eat and drank away a 10.5 game lead in the Wildcard in the final month of the season. There were rumors of players doing this, that and the other thing - everything besides taking extra ground balls and hitting off tees during down time.

We now know that Jon Lester was one of the handful that put other things in front of the Wildcard chase. Lester made some embarrassing admissions to the Boston Globe about the specifics of his foul play. He admitted to drinking beer in the clubhouse during games.

"It was a ninth-inning rally beer. We probably ordered chicken from Popeye's like once a month. That happened. But that's not the reason we lost. Most of the times 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 it probably looks bad. But we weren't up there just drinking and eating and nobody played video games. We watched the game."
Well, at least you watched the game. And you get in some 12 ounce curls too.


As for next season, Lester acknowledged what should be on the Red Sox wish list. "We need that good veteran presence. If you have somebody like that, it makes everybody better. Everybody is accountable and we have plenty of people to look up to."

In other words, we need somebody who wouldn't let me get away with the trash I pulled. By the way, Lester was 0-3 with an 8.24 ERA in his last four starts with the team losing all four of the games.


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