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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 when I was in Texas, I guess,” Valentine said. “I’m comfortable with it that way.”
The Red Sox are the 19th team to implement the “no drinking in the clubhouse” rule.
“What would happen if they got traded to St. Louis? Would they refuse the trade? Or New York? Or one of the other 19 teams, or however many teams there are? I don’t know,” Valentine added. “I doubt it. I don’t know what kind of pushback you could get.”
I guess my question is what’s up with the other 11 teams? The clubhouse is a place of work where players are paid to prepare for the main event: the game that night. Considering the average big
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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.
Last year, the Boston Red Sox collapse was quite historic. The stories behind the disruptive behavior in the clubhouse have become legendary. The starting pitchers were rumored to be drinking beer on many occasions, as well as other teammates. This isn’t shocking to others that have played in the Majors, but the organization, especially new manager Bobby Valentine, can’t let...
The Boston Red Sox have banned beer in the clubhouse, manager Bobby Valentine announced Saturday afternoon.
On Monday morning, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, on ESPN Radio, called new manager Bobby Valentine's ban on beer in the clubhouse a "PR move."
"I think if a guy wants a beer, he can probably get one," Francona said. "I don't think it's a surprise that they put this in effect, or the fact they announced it. It's probably more of a...
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.
FORT MYERS, FLA. (AP) - 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 ...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is banning beer in the clubhouse after the infamous fried chicken and beer controversy that came to light in the wake of Bostons epic 2011 meltdown.
But dont expect Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon to follow suit. When asked about his policy Sunday, he responded without missing a beat.
Were not the Boston Red Sox, Maddon...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox pitchers threw live batting practice for the second straight day on Friday. After pacing through all the fields at JetBlue Park, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was especially impressed with one of his veteran hurlers, who was throwing against minor league hitters, from Thursday. "I thought that [Jon] Lester had really nice downward plane, as they...
Some may see Bobby Valentine's ban of beer in the clubhouse as a step toward restoring a professional culture. Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona isn't so sure. "I think it's a PR move," Francona told ESPN's Mike and Mike In The Morning."I think if a guy wants a beer, he can probably get one." Francona indicated that he probably would not have...
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Bobby Valentine acknowledged that if there is any lingering anger in the aftermath of last season's debacle, it might need to be addressed.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told the team today that he has banned alcohol in the clubhouse and on team flights returning to Boston.
Bobby Valentine has many of his players focusing on fundamentals early on in spring training. One area in particular that the new Sox skipper is emphasizing is pickoffs. The pitchers worked on their lower-body mechanics on Sunday in an effort to improve their pickoff moves for the 2012 season. One pitcher who's working especially hard is Jon Lester, who hopes to improve his delivery...
There will be no drinking in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse this season. The team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse and on the last plane flight of road trips, new manager Bobby Valentine announced Saturday.