Found February 25, 2012 on ESPN:
The Boston Red Sox have banned beer in the clubhouse, manager Bobby Valentine announced Saturday afternoon.

Bobby V bans booze from clubhouse

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.

MLB Clubhouse Ban on Alcohol Should be the Standard

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...

Bobby Valentine bans beer in the clubhouse

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...

Red Sox Mailbag: Bobby Valentines' New Changes Should Strenghten Clubhouse

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The new Red Sox era has started. With a new general manager, a new manager, a new closer and a new complex, the team is opening up 2012 with a clean slate. As manager Bobby Valentine evaluates the position battles and lineup options, let's go over this week's mailbag. Where's Roy Oswalt??? Is he gonna be a Bosox? -@TonyChavez34, via Twitter Not anytime...

Valentine bans alcohol in Red Sox clubhouse

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 ...

Valentine: No alcohol in BoSox clubhouse (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 of Boston starting pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse on their off-days.

Ellsbury talks Sox future

Bobby Valentine talks Ellsbury and Sox pitching after the jump.Videos via Trags

Francona calls Bobby Valentine's beer ban a 'PR Move' (video)

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...

Maddon won't ban beer in Rays clubhouse

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...

Jon Lester Impresses Bobby Valentine, Daisuke Matsuzaka Has His 'Best Bullpen Session' of Spring

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...

Red Sox can the beer

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told the team today that he has banned alcohol in the clubhouse and on team flights returning to Boston.

Jon Lester, Red Sox Pitchers Focus on Lower-Body Mechanics in Spring Training (Video)

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...

Red Sox ban alcohol in clubhouse

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.

Dustin Pedroia Excited to get Back to Fundamentals of Baseball With Bobby Valentine, Red Sox in 2012

Dustin Pedroia, like many Red Sox players, is still trying to put the end of the 2011 season behind him. The diminutive second baseman feels like Boston is ready for a new beginning and that is starts with the fundamentals. Pedroia talks about his excitement to return to the basics of baseball this Spring and even though he hasn't spent much time with manager Bobby Valentine...

Josh Beckett, Red Sox Pitchers Practice Defensive Skills in Spring Training (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are getting right down to work in Spring Training this year. Bobby Valentine had his pitchers out in the field on Thursday, taking grounders and working on their defensive skills off the mound. Josh Bekcett, Jon Lester and the rest of the Sox pitching staff looked pretty good coming off the mound but hope to avoid so much defense come April. Check out the video...
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